First Farmers’ Market of the Season
Friday I went to my first farmers market of the season. Really, it was the second week they set up.
This year, it’s bigger than it was last year, with an extra block of food, music, and other goods.
Every time I go, I fill at least one big canvas bag with every vegetable I can get my hands on. I prefer getting things I can’t find in grocery stores, and the farmers market never ceases to surprise me with foods I’ve never heard of or seen anywhere else. Friday was no different.
I walked away with beet hummus, veggie chips (which includes oven baked carrots, green beans, purple sweet potato, and taro root), frog balls (pickled Brussels sprouts), apple chipotle bbq sauce, chayote greens, bitter melon greens, black eyed pea heads (greens?), and round zucchini. Dinner was grilled corn on the cob (on a stick, covered in chili powder) with fresh squeezed lemonade.
I’ve never eaten any of the greens before. I’m pretty excited, and will post an update as soon as I make something with them.
Posted on June 6, 2011, in farmer's market, greens, new food, Recipe Review and tagged bitter melon greens, black eye pea greens, bread, chayote greens, farmers market, greens, new food, vegan. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.