Monday, April 6, 2009

Farmer's Market

For the last 2 years, this lovely setting has been the location of a weekly farmer's market. I believe it's a mission that this church carries out, but I'm not sure. This weekend was opening weekend, and I wasn't the only one looking forward to it - it was packed!

This is looking toward the tents where I bought Hope's Garden basil pesto and got a card for a meat CSA - it's something new that the local heritage/organic meat producers are doing. I'm tempted. On the left you can make out the fish hanging on the tent wall. Two years ago, I bought three and I gave away 1 and kept 2. And slightly off camera to the right is where I found some chipotle bacon, thick sliced and some pepperone salami, handmade. Yum.

This is Farmer George. or Farmer Jeff. I forget. He didn't have any flat leaf parsley, which I dearly wanted to make fresh ranch dressing. But a tent or two up are the farmers that sold me my heirloom tomato plants: Brandywine, Mortgage Lifter and Amish Paste. Mortgage Lifter was around during the Great Depression. It seemed apropos, somehow.

My hands were full by the time I bought endive to cook with white beans, but I also got some fresh eggs on the way out. They were various colors and sizes.

The moss wall above was on the way back to the car. I had to put down the eggs to take the picture.

Below is the bounty.

Have a great week!


  1. Your market is better than ours...I am a little jealous of that bacon.

  2. What exactly does heirloom mean when referring to a plant?

  3. Quite the bounty. We don't have anything nearly as cool around here.

  4. Chipotle Bacon??? That sounds so good!



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