Monday, August 22, 2011

Veggie Tales

Saturday I made a trip to the Farmer's Market. We are fortunate to have a large one (about 100 vendors) on Saturday mornings. I would say about half are fresh food stalls and half are an assortment of crafts, prepared foods, and a variety of other stuff. You can smell the Kettle Corn being made from several blocks away. The blue and white tent tops are fun to see from a distance too. I usually see one or more people that I know so that is a bonus. It is usually a good time to be outside in the sunshine.

On Wednesday there is another large Farmer's Market in the late afternoon and evening. It is more of a party atmosphere as many people come to grab supper and do their shopping with a glass of wine in hand.

We are lucky that we have a Farmer's Market everyday of the week - a different location everyday. The other locations tend to be much smaller - 10 - 20 vendors.

This past Saturday I bought Lodi apples and got busy making applesauce. Tonight I am going to fix the eggplant - probably eggplant parmesan. We had cabbage last night. I bought one tomato and the man who sold it to me weighed it 3 times. It was over a pound and I think he thought the scale must be off. It will make some great BLT' s this week.
I also found some red okra. I love okra and this was definitely new to me. I haven't decided how to fix it yet. The vendor told me he had eaten it in soup and he could not tell any difference. Anybody seen this variety?

Do you have a favorite market buy?

1 comment:

  1. When I was in college in Idaho many moons ago I had a roommate from Oklahoma. She introduced me to okra--had to have it special ordered, frozen, at the local grocery. Only way they could get it. So the red okra is a new one on me.