Dear Sunday mornings: I love you.
I’m excited to share the recipe for these whole wheat strawberry-banana pancakes, but first I want to tell you about Saturday. Saturday mornings have quickly become my favorite time of the week. Now that the sun is rising early (yay!) I wake up on my own around 5:45 am. I grab a quick snack like a banana, make my bed, do a little quick cleaning up, and head out for a crisp 7 AM run at the trail.
After a solid 4-6 miles, I wipe of my face and start driving to Starbucks. Usually the line is a bit long but it’s worth the wait. “Yes, hi! I’ll have my double tall soy latte today please, Thank you!” At about 9:00 am I arrive at Merchant’s Square, between the College of William and Mary and Colonial Williamsburg. I grab my re-usable tote, my half-full latte and make my way through the crowd to the Farmers Market. The market isn’t for everyone, it’s busy, people bring their dogs, there’s live music. I feel right at home. Here are my top 3 tips for making the best of a trip to the Farmers Market:
- Arrive Early – beat the crowd, get the good stuff!
- Be Friendly – get to know your venders, be a preferred customer
- Ask Questions – wondering where the strawberries are coming from? How to cook brocollini? What that funny looking vegetable is? Ask!