Farm Fresh and Local Produce – 5/19/07

Another early awakening to go to the markets this morning – weather was nice and cool but a little overcast.

Knowing that the Race for the Cure was today, we went to Worthington first, as to avoid the early morning rush that the North Market would inevitably have because of the event. My first stop was to Wishwell Farms, for some lovely asparagus and grape tomatoes.

They also had some full sized tomatoes as well, but I still had one left from last week’s market.

Don’t these baked goods look lovely? Must resist the call of carbs. ;)

We did get one heck of a deal on about 5 pounds of short ribs for $3/lb. from Up the Lane Cattle. It will make a lovely stew later this week. And I couldn’t leave Worthington without making a requisite stop at Sweet Thing, to pick up some jam to sate the craving for toast with butter and jelly I’ve been having all week.

Off to Clintonville next, where I spoke to the woman at 2Silos to ask about guinea hen eggs – she’s going to bring some for me next week. Also next week, I’m going to sign up for their “Adopt a Hen” program ($139) – where you get 40 dozen eggs, a stewing chicken, a 5 gallon bucket of compost, a certificate of adoption and photo of your hen, including naming and visitation rights. It will make for some great entries in the future, and 2Silos eggs are beyond compare. Clintonville was rather light as far as veggies, but really really crowded.

Last but not least was the requisite North Market stop, which wasn’t as crowded as I thought it would be. Toad Hill was out of lettuce, unfortunately, but there were strawberries to be had at Rhoads!! Yay!

To round out my market stop, I picked up some spinach at Combs….

I’m leaving for the Apron Gala in a couple of minutes – if I run into you there, stop me and say hi – I’m the big girl with red hair in the blue stripey shirt and crocs, and I’ll be with my hubby (also big, and rather geeky) who will be wearing a Hell’s Kitchen apron. We’ll be one of the few people there taking pics. :) Full report of the event to come tomorrow.

5 thoughts on “Farm Fresh and Local Produce – 5/19/07

  1. *gasp* oh *gasp* my *gasp* god *GASP!!* those strawberries…never have i seen such beauts!! i am so upset i was unable to make it to the market this weekend :( hopefully they will be just as gorgeous and mouth watering in the weeks to come :)

    p.s. what is your favourite way to consume strawberries?

  2. Some good looking produce, especially those tomatoes. Aren’t farmers markets great? Let us know about the guinea hen eggs when you’ve tried them.

  3. Oh this is such a feast for the eyes – fresh produce. And you’re right – that is a good deal you got on the shortribs. Looking forward to seeing the stew online :)

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