Farmer’s Market Spring 2011
Apparently the Farmer’s Market started back up on May 3. Somehow I didn’t get the memo. However, I did make it this week and it did not disappoint. The Farmer’s Market is one of my happy places like spring, summer, sun, crocus, the smell of lilacs, the color of spring, baseball, tank tops, a glass of wine, a really good IPA, etc.
I went in search of my standards… black olive ciabatta, pesto goat cheese, fresh spinach… but also veggie plants for my garden.
I love radishes. They remind me of my mom setting out a bowl of our homegrown radishes floating in water and ice cubes and all of us fighting over eating them. I think they were often eaten before the meal was on the table.
These chives were so beautifully arranged! I grow my own chives and I could put mine in vases or even take pretty pictures of them if kid #2 hadn’t pulled off all of the flowers. I’ve mentioned this before but a favorite dip that my mom makes is low-fat cottage cheese with chopped fresh chives and seasoned salt served with crackers or Cape Cod potato chips.
There were plenty of flowers but that’s a project for next week. My goal this week is to get the vegetable garden planted.
There were a lot more fast food vendors than in the past but, for the most part, they were local business people using local ingredients. Sadly the ice cream vendor was nowhere to be seen but maybe that’s because the weather hasn’t really cooperated.
The next step is the planting which I did today and will finish tomorrow. It’s finally warmed up to legitimate shorts-wearing weather. Today I even managed a sunburn. Bring on the fresh veggies!