Last time, I wrote about how we budget and today I’ll share our splurges at the farmers market. It was the first farmers market of the year and it wasn’t raining! If you know anything about the Pacific Northwest, you know to get going when it’s not raining. We haven’t been out for quite a while so we had a bunch of cash allowance saved up.
I was really surprised by the amount of vegetables for sale so early in the season, but I suppose the farmers must have nice big green houses. Also, I’m taking a tax deduction for my new Sigma lens so there are quite a few pictures in this post.
Here are our farmers market splurges
Baguette – $2
Venison Pate – $7 (This pate was so good, I feel sorry for the vegetarians!)
Saucisson Sec – $9 (This was really a splurge. We usually don’t buy salami, but the sample got us hooked. What the heck, we are supporting a local business right?)
Macaroons – $1.75 each (I think this was pretty pricey, but I have never had one before and Fabulously Broke is always writing about macaroons. They were good, but just a touch too sweet for me.)
Chevre with a layer of chopped Kalamata olives on top – $8 (The chevre tasted so fresh and light, this must be what foodies mean by Spring Cheese. This chevre used to be $6 a few years ago, inflation is no fun. )
A baker’s dozen of sweets – $8 (So Good, I can hear James Brown sing!)
Brie from Safeway snuck it’s way into the picture somehow.
Usually we don’t splurge quite as much, but what the heck, it’s the first farmers market of the year. Since we saved up our cash allowance, we did not feel guilty about these purchases and we enjoyed them tremendously. What about you, any splurges lately? How is the farmers market in your neck of the woods?