I went to the first farmer's market of the season in November, but hadn't been back since, so decided to meet up with a friend there today.
We like to get there early before the crowds hit.
It was a quiet, cloudy morning perfect for wandering up and down the lanes.
I stuck with my favorite vendors and bought tried and true homemade and homegrown products. Caveboy Grubs makes awesome vegan and paleo food. His nutcheese is so delicious.
Infusions is for my friend Patty from California -- she makes flavored honeys, spice rubs, pomegranate zaatar, pestos and tapenades, dried fruits and trail mix, just to name a few.
I bought her sun dried tomato pesto and stirred it into wheat pasta for Zack.
I also came home with a veg box from Mull Farm and proceeded to clean, chop and cook. While I was buying it, there were two young ladies next to me who were discussing it. One said "but what would you do with all of it?" And the other said "throw it into tomato soup I guess." I thought that was funny as in my head I already knew what I planned to do.
Eggplant, tomato and onion sauteed in olive oil and slowly simmered with tomato paste, a little water, salt & pepper and allspice. We eat it with heated pita bread and then I set some aside and stir in chickpeas to eat over quinoa with a dash of siracha. The broccoli is steamed and served with garlicky mashed potatoes. Everything else -- bell peppers, green peppers, lettuces, cabbage, zucchini, and cucumber will be used in salads or sautes throughout the week.
I also had some leftover pumpkin that needed to be used so made a pasta sauce to go over half of the pasta I cooked.
It's been a very productive day food wise. I love knowing that I will come home this week and already have things prepared for lunch.
Have a great day!