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  • Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes are Back!

    Have you noticed the slight change in the weather early in the morning? Yeah, me neither. Well, maybe a tiny tiny tiny bit. ;) I can't even tell you how excited I am about having our Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes back on the menu. They truly are delicious. But really, would you expect anything else from our "girls" behind the counter?

    With fall in mind, I thought it would be fun to share some yummy recipes. And in case you can make it to the market for our Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes, you might want to this mini pumpkin pie recipe by a local blogger Nichole Crews from Casa de Crews. You can follow Nicole on Facebook, twitter and instagram.

    Mini pumpkin pies Mini Pumpkin Pies by Casa De Crews

    Here are some other Fall inspired recipes to try:

    Mini Buttermilk Pumpkin Pie Spice Donuts by Julie at the little kitchen

    Roasted Acorn Squash with Sage Brown Butter by Food & Wine

    Pumpkin Pie Bread Pudding by Katie from Katie's Cucina

  • Vacation Coming Up!

    It's that time of year when the market closes for our yearly vacation! This year, the market will be closed from Monday, August 4 to Monday, August 18th.  The market will reopen promptly at 9 am on Tuesday, August 19th.

    vacation

    We hope to get some rest and finish up some of the summer projects we've started.  And we look forward to seeing all your happy faces on Tuesday!

  • Biking in your city

    Do you own a bike?  Have you ever thought about biking through your city, not just your neighborhood?  Well, I only recently started using my bike again to take the girls to the playground in our neighborhood.  However, after watching Mia Birk's Ted Talk, I decided I would "join the challenge" to replace one automobile trip with a bike trip.

    So, I've been driving around Plant City running my normal errands looking for sidewalks and bike lanes.  Luckily, I live in Walden Lake, so I knew I could use the bike/walk path within the development.  The question then, was what do I do once I'm outside of Walden Lake.  How long would it take?  Would I be ok?  There was only one way to find out.  So today, I decided to try it out.

    biking

    I had to go by Lowe's and I forgot to buy spring salad mix while I was out shopping.  Two quick stops about 3 miles away from my house each way.  For sure I could do it, I mean I've ran a half marathon before, right?  Funny thing was that after five minutes in the bike, I started double guessing myself.  Could I make it there and back? I have a working automobile, why am I riding a bike?

    Honestly, after 15 minutes went by, and I was outside of Walden Lake, I stopped double guessing myself.  I chose to ride on the sidewalk just to be on the safe side.  I made it to Lowe's in about 30 minutes.  Yes, it took longer than if I would have driven.  It would have taken about 10 minutes to get there if I drove.  But this way, I was getting in my "workout".  How many times have you thought about working out, just to find out you "don't" have time to get to the gym.  Well, I'm here to tell you, you do have time.  Just run an errand or two by bike.  Your whole perception will change.  I promise.

    biking

    I saw these pretty flowers while biking.  I enjoyed the sun and wind on my skin.  It was totally worth it.  So, here's my trip comparison.  It did take 30 minutes longer to go by bike, but I ended up biking for 55 minutes!  Let's say, after finishing the errands by car I stopped by the gym.  To keep the same time, my workout would have been 30 minutes instead of 55!

    biking in plant city

    Next weekend, I'm going to try to ride my bike to the market.  Wish me luck!Next weekend, I'm going to try to ride my bike to the market.  Wish me luck!  Let's keep the conversation going.  I'd love to know your thoughts!

    Do you own a bike?

    Would you run errands in your bike if you could?

    What keeps you from riding your bike?

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