Monday, July 4, 2011

MOMday: A trip to the Farmer's Market

It was tough to fit it in this weekend, but as I promised myself for my goal of a balanced July, we made a family trip to the Farmer's Market.  Ummm, ya.  Where do I buy kid leashes again?

Turns out that Doodle pretty much needs a fence around her at all times.  We were optimistic, because they have been pretty good at walking with us lately, but the second we were in Calgary Farmer's Market - SHE TOOK OFF.  Zigging and Zagging through the crowd.  Darting into stalls.   Trying to put knitted hats on her head.  Buggie was better.  She tends to move slower in crowds and, for once, didn't join in on the peer pressure from her sister.   Doodle, on the other hand, decided we didn't exist and weren't worth listening to.  

Do you know how hard it is to buy fresh produce while trying to keep hold of a shopping basket AND suddenly having to dart out of the stall to chase after a toddler?   Not fun.

What didn't help is that we had never been to the big Calgary Farmer's Market so didn't really know what to expect.  Instead of little farmer stalls - half of the produce was the same as we'd find at the grocery store...except pricier.  We didn't want equadorian bananas...we wanted something a little closer to home.

So - our first trip to the market was a bust...we only bought eggs and a couple other things.   We were sweaty and frustrated by the time we left.  And we ended up at Superstore anyway.

No biggie, though...we'll try again.   There are several markets in the city and  in the countryside...I'm sure that by the end of the month - our girlies will be pros ate staying close, holding our hands, and trying to help pick out the food we'll be eating.

Practice makes perfect...and strollers help too...

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