As usual, the market vendors were out in droves (14 this week) with another amazing harvest. This week's bounty included:
Veggies: Beets, beet greens, turnips, collard greens, radishes, lettuce, red potatoes, white potatoes, red onions, yellow onions, green onions, carrots, mustard greens, cabbage, tomatoes, yellow squash (new this week), green peppers, swiss chard, kohlrabi, celeryFruits: Strawberries, dried apples, dried cranberriesBaked Goods: pies, cookies, cakes, sweet breads, yeast breads, cornbread, bagel bitesCanned Goods: okra, green beans, jams and jellies, glazes, a variety of salsas, tomato juiceDry Goods: Locally-roasted coffee, cornmeal, whole wheat flour, cornbread mix, egg noodles, trail mixMisc: olive oil, eggs, locally roasted peanuts, doggie treats, ornamental plants, veggie plantsCrafts: dolls, journals, puzzles, easter baskets (both large and small), aprons, pot holders
Right. So I had to make my selections for the next week's fare. Actually, I was choosing for two weeks since next weekend I'll be hosting a booth at our local Earth Day Celebration and will miss the market. Knowing I would need to stock up a bit inspired me to go all out. Ok. Actually, I went a little overboard, but in my defense many of the items were actually given to me by a host of generous market vendors and a wonderful friend. How could I resist? I came home with carrots, an onion, kohlrabi, yellow squash, lettuce, mint, sage, whole wheat flour, dried cranberries, onion glaze, trail mix, fresh egg noodles, and a bag of homemade doggie treats. AND I got a CD from Joey McGee, a local musician that stopped by to meet me about providing a little mood music for a future market (his music ROCKS, so I was pretty excited about getting his CD). Local is awesome!
Of course, I still have lots of local strawberries, rice, and wheat berries in the freezer, a pantry full of local canned soups and stewed tomatoes, and lots of onions in the garden just waiting to be harvested; and with a whole new host of fresh veggies, who knows what I'll make next. Stay tuned for Thursday's "Market to Table" post to find out.
Have a great week, everyone. And, as always, Happy (and mindful) eating!
Now, what to eat first...