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  • What’s Your Favorite Food from the Farmers Market?

    Do you have a stand at the farmers market that you always hit first? Do you wait in long lines for your favorite produce, eggs, meat, or bread? Do you crave a certain fruit or vegetable for months, celebrate it when it finally arrives, and then mourn it when it goes out of season? We want to know! Read on to vote on your favorite farmers market fare! More

  • In Season Now: Garlic Scapes

    Much like frisée, garlic scapes seem to inspire a lot of fear and skepticism at the farmers market. But instead of eying those tangly, green shoots with mistrust the next time you see them on a stand, I’d recommend snatching up as many as you can. More

  • What’s your favorite summer fruit or veggie?

    Summer’s here, which means that the farm is kicking into full gear. Although I relished spring’s shoots, salad greens, and sugar snap peas, the arrival of summer produce brings a different kind of thrill. What are you most looking forward to seeing at your farmers market, in your weekly CSA box, or ripening in your […] More

  • Late Spring Panzanella

    I just got back from canoe camping in the Ozarks with my mom and boyfriend. Since you don’t have to carry your food when you go canoe camping, you can plan more elaborate meals. They always taste extra delicious after a day of paddling! Here’s our favorite from the trip, a late spring panzanella with […] More

  • Farmers Market Fare 11

    Happy Holiday Weekend coming up! This week, I want to share with you some of the words from our weekly CSA letter (we do both a CSA and I shop the market). This letter is from our family farm supplier and keeps us up-to-date with all that is happening at the farm. The paragraph sums […] More

  • Farmers Market Fare 10

    If you are shopping your farmers market, this time of year you will likely be seeing the last of the strawberries, lettuces and greens. Longer growing cole crops are showing up; a bit of kale and chard and broccoli arriving (some part of the US are a bit behind with all the rain), and the […] More

  • Farmers Market Fare 9

    We’re into early summer, now, and I know this, not by the rise in temperature, but because we’ve gotten the last bit of asparagus for the year and the first of the summer squash. Summer squash is one of the most prolific of vegetables, always seems like there are more squash each week than I […] More

  • Farmers Market Fare 8

    Spring finally exploded here, and my market haul took two trips to the car. For a mere $40.00 I came home with peaches, two bunches of asparagus, 2 lbs. of collard greens, 2 heads of lettuce, a huge head of Savoy cabbage, cilantro, amaranth leaves, spring onions, kohlrabi, strawberries and blueberries, 2 bulbs of garlic, […] More

  • Farmers Market Fare 7

    This week’s market fare is a short one, must be the busy start of summer! I am definitely with Joy in celebrating the fact that fresh berries are now in season. Really looking forward to a trip to the U-pick farm and the arrival of blueberries and blackberries as well. It’s a favorite time of […] More

  • Farmers Market Fare 6

    This week marked our first CSA pickup of the season. The bag contained spinach, scallions, strawberries, asparagus, bok choy, and lettuces. I go to the market as well as the CSA each week, though it sounds odd, and there I buy other items that our CSA does not grow. So, I added more herbs like […] More

  • Farmers Market Fare 5

    While I missed a week’s posts due to a family emergency, all of you have been writing some amazing posts. Thanks for keeping at it and keeping me inspired. Great tips, photos, stories and recipes after the jump. More

  • Farmers Market Fare 4

    Now, you would think on the first weekend of May, we would not be shivering from cold while we gathered fresh produce at the market, but its been a different season here, and weeks in, we are still lagging in temperatures and abundance. I keep hoping for a beautiful spring day to enjoy outside at […] More

  • Farmers Market Fare 2

    Welcome to this week’s Farmers Market Fare Posts! We gathering more posts in this second edition, and I hope that continues to grow as the Eat Local season really gets started for most of the country. Perhaps not so much for my neck of the woods where we had snow and cold. Then spring arrived […] More

  • Don’t Forget …

    © Janpietruszka | I don’t need any more reasons to eat my blueberries. I love them. Even so, here’s a bit of good news. University of Reading and the Peninsula Medical School in the South West of England researchers have found that the luscious little berries are effective at reversing age-related deficits in memory. […] More

  • Farmers Market Fare Carnival 1

    Welcome to the April 7, 2008 edition of Farmers Market Fare. The timing of this carnival’s opening edition just as our nation honors the fortieth anniversary of Martin Luther King’s death, took on more meaning for me as I read Wendell Berry’s essay, “Think Little.” Published thirty-eight years ago, the essay explains Berry’s idea that […] More