October Farmers Market

It’s been about a month since we made it out to the farmer’s market, so it felt great to get out there today.

I love all the wonderful colors and varieties of vegetables to discover at the market in October.

It was the first day of the season that we had to bundle up with jackets and scarves because it was cold and windy.

I was amazed to see the things farmers are still offering for sale, like these beautiful, rich-looking flowers.

I bought a bag of Macintosh apples, which I peeled and cored just as soon as we got home.

I made a small batch of cinnamon applesauce, which I love eating while it’s still warm.

I also made my favorite dessert, apple crisp, using an old recipe from my aunt MaryAnn.

Peel and slice three apples. Layer on bottom of square pan.

Mix 3/4 cup oatmeal, 3/4 cup packed brown sugar and 1/2 cup flour. Sprinkle over apple slices.

Melt 1/2 cup butter and drizzle over apples and crisp mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

We are lucky our farmer’s market lasts until early November, so hopefully we will be able to fit in at least one more trip.

16 comments

  • Hello Terri, how lovely post at saturday night (for me)!
    Apple dessert looks wonderful, I shall make that! Beautiful photos!
    Good night! Teje

  • Thanks for the recipe. I love apple crisp. You have made me hungry and I know it is not on my diet. Oh thats right I haven’t started yet. hehe Don’t no how anybody can just say no to good things. And yes I to am loving the cooler weather here. I love fall.

  • That is exactly what I want to do with some apples:P

  • I love apple crisp…I’m going to have to try your version…love the photos of the pumpkins, flowers, and vegetables!

  • Look at those pumpkins! I love all of your photos full of vibrant autumn colours. I bought a couple of cooking apples a few days ago so will give your recipe a try – it looks so delicious :0)

  • You always have such wonderful pictures! I’m especially in love with the wrinkly, knobby gourds. Such personalities! I’m also a sucker for baked apple anything! Apple crisp, apple cobbler, baked apples, caramel apple cider…ohmigoodness I can’t wait to try your apple recipe! I may have to hit our farmers market to find some apples-YUM! Stay warm 🙂

  • Just read an article about the top farmers’ markets in the country, and Madison is in the top 12! No surprise – we knew how good it was. Another was St Paul. Can you and Mike check that one out for me?:)

  • Beautiful photos of your amazing Farmer’s Market! Wow! Where is that? I love the pumpkins tied up with twine!

    Mmmm…. I want to be your neighbor. I’ll visit and we can have some warm applesauce… delicious! I’ll try that apple crisp recipe, too. Sounds simple and yummy! Thank you, Terri!

    • Thanks so much, Shari! It really is an amazing farmers market. It’s in Madison, Wisconsin: http://www.dcfm.org/ There are several hundred vendors, and I heard it has a 4-year waiting list to get a booth. Stop by anytime you’re in the neighborhood!~Terri

  • Beautiful Photo’s Terri! Thanks for taking us to the market with you. Those veggies look so good and how clever to hang pumpkins up with twine. Those vendors really know how to get your attention don’t they? I love apples, your apple sauce and apple crisp look so yummy. My mother used to make apple crisp very similar to yours and now I’m hungry for some.

  • I can smell that apple crisp from here:) Heavenly!

  • Looks like Fall! We’re just beginning to feel the weather and our pumpkins are just starting to be ready to pick! I’m hoping to can some pumpkin pie pumpkin for the holidays!

  • Hello Terri,

    Your recipe sounds very similar to a dish we call Apple Crumble. Yum. Love the pumpkin photo’s,hope you get to the next Market.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

  • What a nifty Apple peeler. I have a gadget but it only slices and takes the core out and we are stuck with the outside. Your Apple crisp is making me hungry……. 🙂

  • Goodness gracious! This post makes my mouth water and features some of my most favorite things about Autumn 🙂 thanks for sharing…

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