Ok. Actually, it does. This week's farmers' market featured all your favorite winter veggies and lots more: cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, yellow onions, purple onions, green onions, spinach, leaf lettuce, mustard greens, turnip greens, kohlrabi, beets, tomatoes, red potatoes, white potatoes, yeast breads, sweet breads, cornbread, pastries, dried fruits, tamales, canned okra, pickles, jams and jellies, relishes, a variety of salsa, corn flour, whole wheat flour, grits, locally roasted peanuts, locally roasted coffees, both decorative and vegetables plants, herbs, crafts (pot holders, aprons, scarves and hats, easter baskets, crochet dolls, hand sewn dolls, puzzles, journals, change purses) and much more.
Of course, my shopping for the day was a bit less grand. But as you can tell from the photo, I picked up lots of carrots, broccoli, onions, kohlrabi, and mint. I still have red potatoes, mushrooms, eggs, cabbage and LOTS of cabbage soup in the fridge. I'm stocked up with plenty of rice, home-canned soups, and home-canned tomatoes in the pantry. AND (check this out), I may have finally found a source for local wheat! That's right! I handed over two gallon sized bags to one of the market vendors who has a grain mill so we can test out some local wheat (of course, I handed over the 2 gallons after I took a couple cups of wheat berries out to try them boiled - more on that Thursday). Local wheat. Local wheat. Local wheat. You can't tell I'm excited about this, can you? We still have some questions to ask the supplier, but if this works out it will be fabulous! Woohoo!
You guys keep reminding me, but I already know it's true. I'm incredibly fortunately to live in a place that has such an amazing harvest year round. Of course, that means we have to brave long, 100 degree summers, but it's SO worth it. Anyone want to move to Texas? Local tastes mighty good here!
Have a great week, everyone. And as always, Happy (and mindful) eating!