A Little Time and a Keyboard: A Trip to the Arlington Heights Farmers Market

A Trip to the Arlington Heights Farmers Market

Friday, June 29, 2012

Farmers Markets are not only a great place to find some wonderful, local produce, but they provide an excellent opportunity to learn about other small business in the area.

My daughter and I love to peruse (and sample) the baked goods at our local market in Arlington Heights. Every time that we go there, we stop by the St. Roger Abbey booth. The French nuns of St. Roger Abbey make many delectable French pastries. We love to pick up a fresh baguette, some croissants, and/or a tart or two. The pastries are light, buttery creations. When you buy from St. Roger Abbey, you are helping to support their missions helping the poor. So, it is nice to contribute to this cause by purchasing the nuns' creations.

The last time that we visited the market, we were drawn to Yummy Pie Company's booth. They had mini and jumbo pies that looked fantastic! I was particularly drawn to their hand pies. The hand pies are small, fold-over pies. Basically, they give you the indulgence of eating a little pie without going overboard. Since I have a sweet tooth that I like to indulge without doing too much damage to my diet, these are perfect for me! My daughter and I settled on a blueberry hand pie. The crust was buttery, flaky--perfect. The inside had the perfect amount of a sweet blueberry filling. I will definitely be adding Yummy Pie Company to my regular rounds at the Farmers Market. I think that I will bite the bullet and try a mini pie next! Give them a try if you are out at the market. You can also order your pie ahead of time if you have a particular treat in mind or you can have your pie delivered in certain locations.

Hand pie, yum!

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, consider venturing to a farmer's market. The one in Arlington Heights is on Saturdays June 9th-October 20th from 7:30AM-1:30PM. The market is in the commuter lot on Vail behind the library.

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