Available at this week's Brazos Valley Farmers' Market were:
I concentrated my farmers' market efforts on things I'm not currently producing myself. That's a dozen eggs, four containers of blackberries, dried cranberries, whole wheat flour, puppy cookies, and a spaghetti squash (I couldn't resist). It feels good to be actually producing most of our veggie needs out of the backyard. In fact, it's downright astonishing considering we just started the garden last October! Of course, we still have plenty of red potatoes in the fridge, so not ALL our veggies are from the backyard, but that's pretty close. I might just have farmer blood in me after all!Veggies: garlic, yellow onions, red onions, white onions, spinach, turnips, beets, swiss chard, yellow squash, red potatoes, white potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, broccoli, cucumbers, carrots, herbs, green beans, cauliflower, eggplant, spaghetti squash, zucchini, and much more...Fruits: 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, pies, pastries, cornbread, puppy cookiesOther Foods: eggs, olive oil, locally-roasted coffees, grits, cornmeal, whole wheat flour, trail mix, locally-roasted peanutsPlants: ornamental plants, veggie plants, herbs plants, flowers, fruit treesCrafts: crocheted boxes, pot-holders, jewelry, soaps, candles, bags, aprons, handmade glass marbles
Check back on Thursday for the "Market to Table" post to see what became of all these local goodies. In the meantime, check out a farmers' market near you (or start your own garden, or find a wonderfully generous friend...) and discover the wonderful world of local food.
Have a great week everyone. And, as always, Happy (and mindful) eating!