Photos From The Farmers Market, Late June 2010

July 13th, 2010 - filed under: The Food » Food and Health


“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place . . . I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
~ Elliott Erwitt

This year the Farmer’s Market has easily become the highlight of my week. What a delicious ritual, this. My family, my community, and the freshest, most vibrant, most vitalizing foods in the city. It’s the greatest way to start the weekend. Damian sipping on his black coffee, Waits sucking on his carrier strap, and me: nibbling off of every vendor’s table. Heaven!

This is the first year I’ve eaten so specifically seasonally, and I can sense the impact in my body. I’m eating high-raw, high-organic, and highly local plant foods. And it feels AMAZING! Each week at the market Damian and I choose a special ingredient, something new and unique and at the peak of it’s season. The week we took these pictures, we stumbled upon the glory that is . . . the Fava Bean!

IMG_0471 I’d never eaten favas, let alone cooked with them! But I bustled about in the kitchen until I produced an awesome dish – which I’ll be sharing with you all tomorrow!


IMG_0475Long spring = more greens!

IMG_0184Berry season is still in full swing, though by now we’re moving away from strawberries, into blues and raspberries, and heading full force towards delicious blackberries (the scourge and the treasure of the Pacific Northwest!)


IMG_0463We’ve been eating stir-fried snap peas for weeks. Divine!



Lots of Love from the Rebhals!

  • Katrina

    Random question — what kind of baby carrier do you use?

    Food looks NOM!

  • Tenise Rae

    You’re right!!! You are fully glowing! Look at that!!! Wow! :)

  • Lindsay Jewell

    I’d love to see what you do with those fava beans. We picked up some ourselves and they’re sitting in the fridge, waiting for me to get inspired… :)

  • In Lawyer Oregon

    I’d love to see what you do with those fava beans. We picked up some ourselves and they’re sitting in the fridge, waiting for me to get inspired… :)

  • Faye

    I am so envious of the peonies you find at your farmer’s market. I have an obsession with them and carried them in my wedding. That color is just beautiful!

  • Eve

    I’d probably never pay for blackberries in Portland, they’re everywhere! When I lived there I worked with SOLV to help remove all the invasive blackberry bushes; such a bummer since they’re so delicious.

  • Sayward

    @ Katrina – Babyhawk! And it is the greatest carrier in all the lands, ha! =D

    @ Tenise Rae – Aw, thanks lady!

    @ Lindsay Jewell and In Lawyer Oregon – w00t!

    @ Faye – They are SO amazing. I neer really was into peonies but this year they are seriously blowing my mind.

    @ Eve – Yup, so true. I get my blackberries from an alley near my house. =)

  • Kelly H.

    I’m right there with you Say! I loveloveLOVE the Farmer’s Market! It brings me such joy. I joined my friend’s CSA this year, so I don’t really need much at the market these days, especially with my own garden producing, but I still love to go. You’ve got me craving berries. LOVE the fava bean hummus idea!