Thankfully, I didn't get there until about 10:00, so I didn't have the entire morning's temptation (I walked a 5K with a friend of mine to celebrate her birthday - Happy Birthday, Sharli). Not having the booth though was a nice rest from the usual routine, and gave me the chance to walk around and talk to everyone, like I used to do, checking out all that fresh produce. So let's see, this week's harvest brought:
Peppers, tomatoes, carrots, red onions, yellow onions, green onions, cabbage, red potatoes, white potatoes, broccoli, lettuce, beet greens, collard greens, celery, mustard greens, herbs, radishes, turnips, chives, dried apples, pickles, locally roasted coffees, locally roasted peanuts, homemade egg noodles, a variety of baked goods: tortillas, yeast breads, sweet breads, cookies, candies, pies, a variety of salsas, jams and jellies, decorative and vegetable plants, doggie treats (new this week), and a wonderful variety of beautiful crafts.
I managed to escape Saturday morning with carrots, mint for my herbal tea, a dozen eggs, and a a containers of whole wheat flour - but let me tell you, it was hard to resist all those other garden goodies.
Back at home, I'm determined to get through the last of those older veggies this week. Who knows, maybe I'll even run out early and have to dig out some of my homemade soups and stewed tomatoes lining the pantry. I've been wanting a little of that soup, but with so many fresh veggies in the fridge, I couldn't bear to raid the pantry. I know, poor me with more fresh veggies than I can possibly eat. Maybe it's time to can another batch of soup...
Hope the farmers' markets are starting to open in your neck of the woods. What fresh, local foods are you serving up this week?