Wednesday, July 02, 2008

RiverFront Market

We had a chance to stop by the RiverFront Market in downtown Peoria last Saturday.
There were quite a few more vendors than there were the last time I visited last year.
We strolled along looking at bread, vegetables, jewelry, art and more, and shortly after we got there some Barry Cloyd started playing some live tunes.
We selected some fresh mustard greens, a head of cabbage and some white radishes, plus picked up some ground bison meat to try.
We enjoyed our mustard greens Monday, tried some radishes yesterday and plan to make a nice, zesty cole slaw tonight with our cabbage.
The market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m.-noon June through September, across from the Illinois Antique Center.

3 comments:

Hotz' said...

Bison meat is very good, very lean. They sell it at a couple of the grocery stores here....

How were the prices of the goods at the market? The market here in our town is a little on the high side...(example I paid $3 a pound for tomatoes last year)...but the price of produce has been horrid (for obvious reasons) this year...

Jeep2000 said...

We found the cabbage for $1.50 and mustard greens for $2, I think, and $2 for radishes.
The bison was the priciest, at about $9, but I would expect that.
I didn't check tomatoes because I think we will be inundated with them soon enough at home!

Hotz' said...

LOL yes my plants are already about 4 ft. tall and we didn't even get them in the ground until early June. (oops) OUCH that Bison price is about $4 more a pound then what we pay...but perhaps it is locally grown meat...