La-di-da – it was another beautiful morning at the Farmer’s Market!
Such as the downtown Des Moines skyline,
A Mother and son enjoying the morning,
and TONS of fresh produce!
Every week, more and more colors are popping up at the stands as more and more veggies are coming into season.
I made sure to pick up some staples for the week, including some fresh-from-the-field Iowa sweet corn.
From the farm to the Farmer’s Market!
Of course, my Mom and I made certain to work up a big enough appetite to indulge in a delectably cheesey, gooey, creamy Pupusa!
From the griddle,
To my mouth.
I covet the extra crunchy parts of the thick, handmade corn tortilla, that mix with the cheese, which gets a little extra dark and crunchy on the grill. Bliss!
This was perhaps the cheesiest Pupusa I’ve had this year.
Ok, now I’ve GOT to tell you about this. As if I needed anymore ice cream running through my veins, my Mom and I stumbled upon this sweet little sign on one of the market tables – no wait, we actually heard someone read it, and we were like, "whaaaaa? SWEET CORN ICE CREAM?!"
As Iowans, we have been eating sweet corn every summer, for our entire lives – but this was a new one!! We were SO curious, but also semi weirded out?
After this woman told us she had handmade it that morning with the sweet corn she was selling, we decided to give it a shot.
Here we go!
AMAZING! Like seriously, amazing! Number one, this woman makes a darn good vanilla ice cream. Number two, she had put the fresh corn kernels in a food processor, then added it to the ice cream base, so the natural sweetness of the corn shone right through.
There was even bits of the kernel that you chewed on, making it so sweet and homemade. Awww, we loved it!!! Locals, check out the Westrum Produce stand next week to get a taste of your own. What a unique product!
Here’s the rest of my loot:
Fresh basil: $1.
Sweet candy onion: $1.
4 stalks sweet corn: $2. Score!
As I was dropping my Mom off at home, she gave me some hummus she had got at Costco.
Not exactly sure why it’s called "hommus", as it has the same ingredients as "hummus", but it is killer.
Soooo smooth, like whipped icing, and perfectly garlicky.
Paired with baby carrots for a nice little afternoon snack.
I’m off to run some errands with Ben, then meet some girlfriends for iced coffee and a chat!
Have a super Saturday afternoon!
Would you eat sweet corn ice cream?