Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tomatoes fresh from the Farm

A couple weekends ago, the weather was gorgeous here.  Not too hot and perfectly sunny.  We knew we had to get out and enjoy it while we could. So we decided to drive out to the country and have a picnic. And what better place to stop for the perfect picnic foods than the local farmers market!!

We packed a few accessories like water bottles, a knife and cutting board, and a big cozy blanket. Then swung by the Leesburg Farmers Market to see what goodies we could find.  Lo and behold, we found the perfect thing.  Beautiful heirloom tomatoes from Mock's Greenhouse! Plump round shape and gorgeous colors.

Then we stopped by one of the dairies and picked up some Chevre, a spreadable locally made goat cheese from Caprikorn Farms.

pretty white butterflies resting on the ground

And the last item to round out the meal, a good bread.  The one we chose was an onion and herb ciabatta from South Street Under bakery.

With our fresh market goodies in tow, we drove out to the country and found a lovely place for a picnic. Our heirloom tomato sandwiches were so deliciously wonderful.  The tomatoes were juicy and sweet.  The goat cheese was creamy and slightly tangy. The bread was soft and hearty with a lovely herby savoriness. Each flavor was perfectly in tune, all of them present but none of them overwhelming.

A delightful meal with a loved one soaking in the sun and all of God's creations.


  1. The pictures are gorgeous and the simple tomato sandwich sounds amazing, soaking in the sun.

  2. Sounds like a perfect picnic! Your photos are great and your sandwich looks so simple and delicious!