Saturday, March 6, 2010

Weekend Mornings in Tucson

What better way to start a weekend morning than with a walk to the local farmer's market with your fiance and dog? We slept in till about 9:30 and then were up and off to St. Philip's Plaza just about a 1/2 mile away via the River Walk. Boy was it a wonderful morning here. Sunny and about 65 degrees! Not sure if I was more excited or if Sumo was. We have been using organic soap we received as a present. It was from the farmers market so I was ready to replenish since we have been out for about a week. However, the vendor that sells the soap we had is not there on Saturdays :( and attends the Sunday market. I plan on attending church tomorrow with Maryanna so I guess I'll try and get my soap next weekend :( I did end up splurging on some local satsuma shea aloe body lotion and some satsuma body scrub. It will hold me over until we get our soap!

Sumo got lots of attention this morning from people, kids, and other dogs at the market. He was well behaved and even made a little girlfriend dog while I waited on Ryan to buy 2 of his favorite all natural energy drinks Verve. After wondering around the booths for about 45 minutes and taste testing the salsas, dried nuts and other foods, we were on our way back home.

I've included a little description below about the Saturday & Sunday markets:

St. Philip's Plaza's Saturday Farmer's Market (9 AM - 2PM): Features locally grown and produced foods, native plants and crafts. Including organic produce, meats, homemade baked goods, tortillas, salsa, roasted corn and chilies, kettle corn, coffees, spices and more!

Sunday's Tucson Farmer's Market (9AM - 1 PM): The Tucson Farmers’ Market at St. Philip’s Plaza is Southern Arizona’s largest market devoted entirely to locally grown and manufactured products. The vibrant colonial architecture and lush vegetation of St.Philip’s Plaza provides an ideal setting for a morning of pleasant shopping.

The market features fine produce, savory baked goods and pastries, fresh roasted coffees, custom blended teas, range fed meats, farm fresh eggs, gourmet soups and sauces and a wonderful selection of native and decorative plants.

Ryan and Sumo walking out to the River Walk

Some pictures of the market below

My market purchase

Recovering from a tiring time @ the Farmer's Market

1 comment:

  1. S- that sounds like a nice little Saturday! However, one thing majorly caught my eye. You said you "slept in" until That's not sleeping in friend. haha!! jk
    Miss you so much!
    XOXO hope youre having a blast in Cali!