Veggies: tomatoes, potatoes, bulb onions, green onion sets, carrots, cucumber, yellow squash, zucchini, eggplant, green beans, a variety of hot and sweet peppers, okra, spinach, herbs, purple hull peas, black eyed peas, tomatillos, yard long beansFruits: pears, dried apples, cantaloupeBaked Goods: cheesecake bars, pecan bars, pound cake, cornbread, dog cookiesCanned Goods: jams, jellies, salsas, pickles, chow-chow, relishOther Foods: cornmeal, wheat flour, eggs, olive oil, honey, locally-roasted coffeesNon-Food Items: jewelry, pottery, pot holders, decorative plants, soaps, roll-on perfumes, body cream, decorative hats
Of course, my personal haul wasn't nearly as vast, but still impressive. I came home with (whether bought, bartered, or given) whole wheat flour, seed potatoes (for planting next month), peppers, jalapeno oil, basil, carrots, tomatoes, pears, red potatoes (these ones are for eatin'), olive oil, and salsa.
When you add in the fact that we have local soups, pasta sauce, peas, corn, a variety of jams, and rice lining the pantry shelves, and local eggs and jelly in the refrigerator, we're ripe for another week of wonderful all-local feasts! But to find out what happens with all these goodies, you'll have to tune into Thursday's Market-To-Table post, so stay tuned...
If Saturday morning was an indicator (and we sure hope it was), there are cooler days to come. Days where gardens can again thrive and vendors can bring to the market an even greater harvest. Summer only slows us down. It doesn't stop the love of local food here in the Brazos Valley. The taste of whole, fresh, local food keeps us coming back for more and the land provides.
Have a great week, everyone. And as always, Happy (and mindful) eating!