Great Find at the Farmer’s Market

Yesterday I had an unexpected find at the farmer’s market: local strawberries.  Yes, that’s right, local strawberries at the end of July!  I was so surprised to find these, and asked about them.  Apparently they are their “all season” variety. 

I love strawberries, and the local ones are the best kind in my opinion.  They are juicier and have so much more flavour than the imported berries.  I always look forward to berry season, and feel sad when it’s over.  So it was such a wonderful surprise to have a second go at strawberry season.  I didn’t hesitate and bought the biggest basket they had. 

Having the berries influenced my lunch plans.  I made a wonderful strawberry and goat cheese salad, using the spring mix that I bought from the same local producer.  I love that particular spring mix as it has some lettuces and herbs that I don’t find in the mixes available at the grocery store.  And of course, it’s much fresher.

It was a simple, but delicious and satisfying salad.  I usually include some protein in my salads, often in the form of cheese and seeds.  And I love adding fruit for sweetness, so this salad was right up my alley. 

Strawberry and Goat Cheese Salad

  • Washed spring mix greens
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Goat cheese
  • Pine nuts

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