We got an early start with our marketing this morning – we were at the North Market first, fairly early – before it got really crowded. The weather wasn’t too bad – a little warm, but otherwise sunny and very nice. Rhoads didn’t have any strawberries this week, but they did have raspberries, so I picked up some of those. It’s a good thing I got a flat last week to make jam, because this week I would have been out of luck. And across the way at Combs, I finally got my hand on a bag of squash blossoms, so expect to see them in a recipe tonight. As usual, I admired the seasonal flowers, but didn’t buy any (since I have a cat that thinks flowers are for munching on, not looking at). I always thought that sunflowers are later in the season, but I guess not.
Most of what I saw at the North Market this week was greens, like this lettuce from Elizabeth Telling Farms:
I picked up some grape tomatoes (and a regular tomato) from Wishwell Farms – even though I planted a bunch of tomato plants this year, they’re all far from being ready – as a matter of fact, only one has set fruit so far.
And of course, I couldn’t resist the call of Toby Run – this isn’t the particular package of mushrooms I got, but I thought it was pretty, so I took a pic of it. The one I got is half shiitake, half pink oyster mushrooms. I’ve never tried oyster mushrooms, so I’m looking forward to it.
To round out my North Market purchases, I got a huge handful of chard leaves to use later this week, probably in a gratin. It should be interesting.
I knew better than to go to Worthington this week (between the seniors there signing up for free produce, and the Art festival they’re having on the green, I knew it would be very crowded, very early), so I hit Clintonville. I hit the jackpot in Clintonville, as Wishwell had strawberries!! Yummy juicy strawberries! All is not lost… I got two quarts, which I plan to scarf before the weekend is finished. Too bad this is the last of the Ohio strawberries for the season, which goes way too fast in my opinion.
And I also picked up some radishes (for salad) and some scallions from Sippel Family Farm.
I’m not sure where these were, but these pictures of herbs was too pretty to walk by without taking a picture.
We were at 2Silos for a while waiting for a special order of guinea hen eggs, and while we were waiting, we grabbed some of the yummy Amish donuts.
Hopefully, we’ll be able to hit Worthington next week (as Clintonville will have the seniors then, and North Market will be crowded with ComFest peeps) – the kind people at 2Silos also mentioned they wouldn’t be at Clintonville for the next 2 weeks, as there will be a farmers market at Whole Foods in Dublin, and they will be there. Enjoy your weekend, everyone!