Farmers Market Fun and One Souped-Up Strawberry Shortcake

Few things get me out of the house before Noon on a Saturday morning, but fresh ingredients and a fantastic recipe was all I needed to get motivated over the weekend. I packed up my Shih Tzu, Ewok and off we went to the Statesboro Mainstreet Farmers Market for some locally grown strawberries. We returned home to make Ina Garten’s Strawberry Country Cake featured in the cookbook, Barefoot Contessa Parties. Watch the video below to get the highlights from our trip!

The strawberries were a beautiful color and the perfect size for my cake.

I sliced them up and couldn’t help eating a few during the process.

The texture of the cake was moist and dense–a nice balance with the fresh whipped cream.

Yum! I love the rustic, naturalness of this cake. My friend described it as a “souped-up strawberry shortcake,” and I’d say that’s pretty accurate.

Check out my pictures below to see more Farmers Market fun! A great big THANKS to all of our local farmers for growing and producing these fresh, mouth-watering ingredients. Always support local!

We met our friends Tori (left) and Millie (the Dotson) there. Me and Ewok are on the right. Great times!

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