Sunday, April 22, 2012

At the Market: Before the Rain

I'm so glad I got to Gossett's Farmer's Market yesterday morning to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine before today's clouds and rain.

Madura Farms had gorgeous rhubarb for sale...I was totally tempted to buy some but I have no clue how to cook rhubarb besides in strawberry rhubarb pie (and strawberry season is still at least a month away). Recipe suggestions would be much appreciated :)
Rhubarb
 I always walk away from the market with lots of broccoli...my 12-month-old son Dylan is oddly obsessed with it, an addiction which I'm happy to feed.
Broccoli
 He's equally obsessed with sweet potatoes...this addiction is much more typical for a kid his age. Into my market basket they go :)
Sweet Potatoes
 Hooray for the first asparagus of the season...I'm really excited to try this recipe this week.
Asparagus
 Next stop was at Gaia's Breath Farm for eggs and cheese...
Gaia's Breath Farm
They also sell some beautiful cuts of pasture-raised pork, veal and lamb for all you meat-eaters. Even though I'm a vegetarian, I appreciate how humanely and thoughtfully they raise their animals...you can learn more about their farming practices here.
Pasture-Raised Meat
 I've decided to try something new each week at the market...this week it's ramps!
Ramps
 Migliorelli Farm is selling more and more spring produce each week...yesterday they had these gorgeous little turnips. My basket was already overflowing with veggies for the week so I had to pass on them, but I'll definitely get some next time!
Spring Turnips
 And look at all these amazing greens...
Assorted Greens
Enjoying the last of the cold-storage apples before berry season begins...
Cold-Storage Apples
A Snack for the Drive Home
Yesterday's Harvest:
Asparagus - Madura Farms
Cilantro - Madura Farms
Broccoli - Madura Farms
Sweet Potatoes - Madura Farms
Red Bell Peppers - Madura Farms
Celery - Madura Farms
Gadzukes Zucchini - Madura Farms
Kirby Cucumbers - Madura Farms
Mesclun - Madura Farms
Painted Goat Feta - Gaia's Breath Farm
Raw Milk Sharp Jack Cheese - Gaia's Breath Farm
Free-Range Organic Eggs - Gaia's Breath Farm
Ginger Gold Apples - Migliorelli Farm



2 comments:

  1. Let me know what you end up making with the ramps and whether you like them - ramps are a 'thing' here in WV and they have an annual ramp festival! I have never tried one but I've heard it's like a stinky, VERY strong onion.

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    1. They're not stinky at all...honestly! I think I'd compare them more to leeks than to onions. Today a sauteed some thinly sliced ramps in butter and then scrambled them with eggs and raw milk jack cheese from the farmer's market and it was amazing!

      I think I'll be turning the rest of the ramps into a pesto sauce...I'll be sure to post the recipe if it turns out well :)

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