Thursday, June 29, 2006

Tales of the Farmer's Market - Part 1

Okay. So we're lucky enough to have a Farmer's Market about 4 blocks away from us on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. I know, I know. Do we need any more veggies in the house? Actually yes, I'm not making much headway with lettuce #1, and lettuce #2 is lurking in the wings - there's only so many cucumber/carrot/tomato salads a girl can eat without needing to spice life up a bit! But today I was going to the post office on the other side to mail something, and that caused me to walk THROUGH the farmer's market on the way. So on the way back I HAD to stop and see what was there. I mean, it was completely unavoidable.

And I'm calling this Tales of the Farmer's Market - Part 1 because let's face it, this will be a regular feature with the market so close and open so often.

Here's my haul:

Beets. I used to be convinced I didn't like beets because I only ever saw canned. I don't like canned. But fresh roasted - that's another story!

Fresh garlic. Why not?

Yellow and green beans. Always a summer favorite.

And, last but not least - garlic scapes. I don't know what they are (beyond the name), I don't know what to do with them but they looked cool so I decided to take the challenge!


M said...

I'm not-so-quietly rooting for baby bok choy with scapes, swimming in some tasty, veggie-consuming broth.

Anonymous said...

Not sure if you've ever seen this blog, but she has a recipe for braised boy choy with garlic scapes on 6/17 -- hope that helps!!


helios said...


That's going to make M. very happy! Thanks for the tip.

Cate said...

Wow, a Farmer's Market 4 days a week? That would be awesome!