Speaking of the farmers' market, this Saturday we had live music from local performer, Joey McGee! Talk about setting the mood! It made the market wonderfully festive and everyone had a great time. We also had the City of Bryan handing out information on recycling and composting. VERY cool! Of course, the highlight of the day is always the food, so let's get to it. Available at this week's farmers' market was:
Veggies: garlic, yellow onions, red onions, white onions, snow peas, spinach, turnips, beets, radishes, swiss chard, yellow squash, red potatoes, white potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, broccoli, cucumbers, carrots, greens, herbs, arugula, green beans, cauliflower, hot peppersFruits: dried cranberries, dried apples, blackberriesCanned Goods: jams, jellies, salsas, pickles, chow-chow, relishes, tomato juice, canned veggies, pickled eggsBaked Goods: both white and wheat flour egg noodles, yeast breads, sweet breads, cakes, pastries, cornbread, puppy cookiesOther Foods: eggs, olive oil, locally-roasted coffees, grits, cornmeal, whole wheat flour, trail mix, raw food snacks, honeyPlants: ornamental plants, veggie plants, herbs plants, flowers, fruit treesCrafts: dolls, games, journals, wallets, crocheted boxes, pot-holders, jewelry, soaps, candles
What I took home was far more modest, of course. I got a bag of red potatoes, a few red onions, dried cranberries, a jar of tomato juice, 2 containers of blackberries, and puppy cookies.
This was the first week of blackberries and I'm looking forward to many more berries (and a batch of homemade blackberry jam probably later this month). Between these goodies, my well-stocked fridge, and the back yard harvest picking up, I have no doubt we'll be eating well this week (as always).
Check back on Thursday for the "Market to Table" post to see what became of all these local goodies. Local is truly a beautiful way to live, so get on out there and check out your own farmers market and experience the wonderful world of local food.
Have a great week everyone. And, as always, Happy (and mindful) eating!