The new Grand Rapids Farmers market officially opened here in Michigan this past weekend! I love the farmers market; the sights, the smells and the people that gather to purchase fresh picked fruits and vegetables and baked goods. I love that small business owners, local farmers and the occasional home cook are given the opportunity to support themselves and grow their businesses. I even love the crowds.... But what I love most of all is the inspiration I gather from wandering the different vendors. It's magical.
As I perused the different vendors, I was hoping to find some fresh berries to take home with me to create a simple galette. Unfortunately, I think I have another month or so to wait until they start to appear. For now, I will rely on the next best thing -- frozen. While fresh berries are always the preferred route for any pie, frozen berries are the next best thing. You may be wondering what a galette is... It is a rustic tart with a berry or fruit center. No tart pans or pie plates required -- simply dough, two hands and some berries infused with almond extract.
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