Saturday, August 31, 2013

LoMo Market - Mobile Farmers Market

The hubs and I are very happy where our home is located, but there are a few negatives about our location.

Problem #1 - we are at least 20 minutes to the closest Farmers Market.
Problem #2 - no specialty or health food stores close by.
Problem #3 - good restaurants (as in anything but a chain) are usually a drive as well. 
Problem #4 - I don't always have time to make it to the market, health food store or good restaurants!

LoMo Market - Mobile Farmers Market |

So basically, we thought of everything about our location - schools, police, fire station, hospital, Target....just not access to good food. Crazy, right!?!?

Well, LoMo Market is here to solve all our problems! I discovered LoMo a few months ago through social media and have loved them ever since. LoMo Market is a local mobile market, providing local and high quality foods in a convenient trailer that comes to you. They move around, based on demand and it just so happens they started coming to my neighborhood last month!

LoMo Market - Mobile Farmers Market |

LoMo Market - Mobile Farmers Market |      LoMo Market - Mobile Farmers Market |

LoMo Market - Mobile Farmers Market |

LoMo is a win-win. They make local, healthy goods accessible to consumers, and they expand the clientele for the farms and local vendors! Every Wednesday, Ryan and I walk down and stock up on goodies from produce and feta cheese, to spices and local meats, then come home and cook it all. 

The market also stocks items from local restaurants and bakeries. I can always count on a gluten free cupcake from Bread Uprising and gluten free dumplings from Kimbap!

LoMo Market - Mobile Farmers Market |

They even have fresh seafood straight from the NC coast. We tried the tilefish and all it needed was a little salt, pepper and olive oil in a saute pan. I can honestly say it was more fresh than Whole Foods seafood!

We made breakfast for dinner with our bounty from last week...

LoMo Market - Mobile Farmers Market |

LoMo has several trucks running around the Raleigh-Durham-Cary-Chapel Hill area now, so check out their schedule and stop in!!

Farmer's Breakfast courtesy of LoMo Market goods

Yields: 1 serving
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes

2 eggs
Farmers cheese
fresh tomato, sliced
butter lettuce
salt and pepper to taste

Saute mushrooms in a little bit of butter over medium heat. After the mushrooms have cooked down a bit (3-5 minutes), add in the eggs and scramble until cooked.

Layer the lettuce on the plate, then eggs, cheese, sliced tomatoes, salt and pepper to taste.