Weekend Foodie Warriors- Take 6!
Hello hello, again, Foodie Friends 🙂 I’ll be honest, this will be a short blog because I’ve been fighting off a cold/allergies/general unwell-ness this weekend, so bear with me on this one. 😷🤧 In this edition of Foodie Adventures, I’ll be talking about Fusion Food Truck Thursday and my new garden & farmers market finds!
One Love Fusion Truck
I’ve lived here in Greenville for two years and this is one of the food trucks that always makes it out to Fall for Greenville, a giant street festival that closes down Main Street for the weekend, and I haven’t been yet! 😭 I’ll have to make sure to go this year for sure.
Would definitely recommend this truck!! The Hawaiian Grilled Cheese below was an award winner for them at Fall for Greenville last year.
Picture #1: Hawaiian Grilled Cheese- BBQ pork, pineapple, bacon, and provolone cheese. Picture #2: Bangin’ Buffalo Loaded nachos- buffalo-style chicken, chopped bacon & queso, topped with fried onions, crumbled feta, and scallions, drizzled with ranch.
I’ve been coughing like crazy lately so I wanted to head to a farmers market this weekend to get some local honey, so we went to the only one open year-round here in Greenville!
The Greenville State Farmer’s Market
I love walking around the little pop up farmers markets, but something about going to one that’s been here for years is really special. It reminds me of when I was little and my grandma would take me to the little plant nursery and local market \up the street as an outing for us.
It was called Farmer Brown’s, and she would always make sure to point out which plants she had in her garden and which were new. She was the resident horticulturalist in the family and made sure I tried to know a few of the Latin names for some of her favorite plants too!
The rows and rows of jams and jellies at today’s market reminded me of another farmers market my mom used to take my little sister and I to in the fall when the pumpkins, apples, and squashes were ready to harvest and we’d pick some up from this apple farm up the street from our house. Their pumpkin butter and jams were amazing!
Will definitely make this a normal Saturday trip if I can now! So great to get fresh, local produce when you can.
Which is what gave me the idea to create a little patio garden for myself!
My mom gave me a basil plant and I absolutely loved being able to put fresh herbs into what I cooked. So at the farmer’s market we grabbed a basil plant, some mint, and chives! Chives are one of my favorites, and not just in cream cheese on a bagel.
Picture #1: My #farmersmarketfinds! My two petunias were pictured there too with the buds, these were a little younger so they haven’t bloomed yet, but one will be purple & white (like a Lifesavers raspberry creamsicle candy if anyone remembers those), and one will be pink w/white polka dots. Picture #2: The basil, mint, and chives (going clockwise, starting top left). Picture #3: My petunias. Think the singing flowers in the original animated Alice and Wonderland movie! Picture #4: The two tan pots have organic cucumber seeds and the green pot will have wildflowers if the seeds grow! Crossing my fingers 🤞
How was your weekend Foodie Friends? Sound out in the comments below or let me know suggestions of where I should check out next or what veggies or herbs I should add to my garden next! 🍅🌶🍆🥕
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