We got to the farmer's market later than usual, and were worried that it would be crowded, but the oppressive heat and rains this morning must have put people off, because it was pretty empty.
This week's haul:
Broccoli, 'cause we like it.
Yellow squash, 'cause our plants currently only yield one or two every week or so (until squash glut hits, that is).
Tomatoes, 'cause I've got basil in the garden and buffalo mozzarella in the fridge, just waiting to be Caprese salad.
Pickling cucumbers. This week's experiment is going to be making these bread and butter pickles.
Potatoes, dug this morning, from this farmer. Bok choy, also chicken feet (for stock). All from the same guy. Needed a pedicure (the chicken feet, don't know about the farmer) but I am sure those little feet will make exceptional stock... when it cools down a little.
Carrots. I heart carrots. Orange, crunchy. From this farm.
Someone asked him to chop off the carrot greens when they bought a bunch, and the vendor said he saves all the greens, and then let me in on a secret - lean in, I'll share.
Carrots are, apparently, related to parsley. Also celery, coriander, dill. If the greens are fresh and tender, they are not only edible but pretty darned tasty. He uses them like parsley as herb garnish.
I am thinking carrot leaf tabbouleh.
Eggs from the egg and yarn lady. Love her. Got the last dozen, second week in a row.
Round-up of last week's haul: finishing off the mountain of potato salad. Pickled eggs and beetroot hanging in the fridge, making colorful and tasty snacks. Beet greens sauted but not eaten yet - working up to it. They are very vegetal. Gooseberries made into dessert - sorbet and sherbet - post coming up in a few days.