farmer’s market Archive
Because of the asparagus allergy I developed a few years ago, all I can do is stare wistfully at asparagus when it appears every spring at the farmer’s market. This time of year is especially hard — you can find all different sizes of asparagus; pencil thin or thick and crunchy. This would be a
This time of year the farmer’s markets are dominated by root vegetables and hear greens. That doesn’t mean there’s no variation on those themes — at Evolutionary Organics they had about a dozen types of radishes and turnips. I’ve been meaning to make some spicy pickled radishes ever since eating some great ones at Legend,
I’ve been eating a lot of whole grains lately, so when I saw that Cayuga Organics was selling freekeh I decided to ask about it. It’s similar to wheat berries, but the freekeh is harvested when the berries are green and unripe, then roasted. Because it is unripe, the man who sold it to me
The Windsor Terrace Greenmarket was more crowded than usual this morning. I assume it’s due to te impending arrival of Hurricane/Tropical Storm/Frankenstorm Sandy; people are stocking up on everything, including fresh vegetables. Hey, whatever gets more business to the Farmer’s Market is a good thing, I’d say. I decided to feature these Brussels sprouts on
I guess I can’t deny that it’s fall anymore. There were several varieties of squash at the Farmer’s Market this morning; along with the usual butternut and acorn squashes, there were these little sweet dumplings. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten them before, but according to the internet they are good for stuffing and baking.
Yesterday was the first official day of autumn, and a chilly breeze was blowing through the Windsor Terrace Greenmarket this morning. But who says Spring has the monopoly on baby vegetables? These beautiful, tiny little Brussels sprouts were harvested as early as possible, and they will obviously cook up in no time at all. I’m
Yes, there was a bit of a chill in the air this morning, and sure, there were lots of winter squashes and pumpkins to be had. But there were also heirloom tomatoes, and plenty of fruit to be had. These yellow raspberries look like pale imitations of the red ones, they are incredibly sweet and