Photo Friday: Shave Ice in Santa Fe

Shave Ice Made with Fresh Apple Cider at the Santa Fe Farmer's Market
Shave Ice Made with Fresh Apple Cider at the Santa Fe Farmer's Market

One of the things I enjoy on any trip is a visit to a local farmer's market. I love the community atmosphere and the opportunity to see and taste local produce and baked goods. The Santa Fe Farmer's Market is particularly lovely, with live music, lots of baked goods, and during our late summer visit, a huge variety of fresh apples.

One industrious family set up a shave ice stand that used fresh apple cider instead of artificially flavored syrup to flavor the ice. I don't know why it never occurred to me before that you could use juice instead of bright green corn syrup, but I was thrilled & so were the kids!

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  1. Soul TravelersIII on January 22, 2009 at 6:15 p.m.

    Really cute "typical kidlet" photo! Cider is a great idea that I have never heard of either on shaved ice. Love Santa Fe! ;) Sending sweet thoughts to and babe on the way!

  2. jamie on January 22, 2009 at 6:16 p.m.

    I didn't know there was any shave ice outside of Hawaii. Huh. Beautiful picture! You've got the touch.

  3. Carolina on January 22, 2009 at 6:19 p.m.

    Mmm, looks good! We love to get apple slushees from the orchard we go apple-picking at every year. Healthy and refreshing!

  4. Jen@Heading North after Naptime on January 22, 2009 at 6:30 p.m.

    Yum! Apple cider shaved ice??? We love going to Farmer's Markets!

  5. heatheronhertravels on January 23, 2009 at 6:03 a.m.

    Is it a non-alcoholic version of cider or I suppose you wouldn't be giving it to the kids?

  6. Lanora Mueller (WritingTravel) on January 23, 2009 at 11:33 a.m.

    Sweet photo, great angle. Always pays to get down to the kid's level, even if it's hard sometimes to get back up!

    PS Somehow I managed to post my photo for this week to last week's list as well. Mea culpa. Please remove if you want.

  7. Debbie on January 23, 2009 at 11:40 a.m.

    Thanks for all the nice compliments on the photo - I cheated a little this week (as I often do) by using one my husband took ;)

    @heatheronhertravels yes, in the states Apple Cider is non alcoholic -- it's possible to buy the alcoholic kind at a supermarket, but then we call it "hard apple cider"

  8. Dominique on January 24, 2009 at 8:56 a.m.

    I haven't had shaved ice, but I've always wanted to try it.
    Meanwhile, our local cider mill sells apple cider of my favorite things to get from the mill when its open in season. Like you, I appreciate the opportunity to get a something like a slush that isn't flavored with galactic green sugar stuff :)