Farm Fresh and Local Produce – 6/30/07

I woke up this morning not in the best of moods (too little sleep), and the glut of rude people at the markets today didn’t do much to help my mood (meaning, lines are made for waiting in, not cutting, and lady, I don’t care if your son has a potty emergency or not, if the traffic is bottlenecked and I can’t move forward or backward, all your bellowing in the world isn’t going to change that sad fact). Maybe the beautiful weather brought out the jerks today, I don’t know – but there was no shortage of people with no manners today. But my foul mood means not so many pics today, so less to choose from.

First things first – we headed to the North Market where I got a nice sized box (8 oz instead of 5 oz) of my requisite shiitakes and oysters, which are usually used the same day I get them in some kitchen sink carbonara to use up the rest of last weeks veggie supply. No pink ones today, hopefully the white ones are just as tasty. Across from Toby Run Mushrooms, Quiver Full Farms was back for the season, and I picked up some wheat flour and cornmeal, for inclusion in some local recipes this summer. He also had these blackberries, which are an early variety. They’ll go nicely with the raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries I’ve got in my fridge over a piece of pound cake.

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And of course, another big bag of spinach from Just This Farm – spinach is one thing I can never get enough of.

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And while at the North Market, I picked up some of those kohlrabi microgreens at Wayward Seed Farms that Lisa rave d about last week, and admired these beautiful beets – I would have bought some, but I have no ideas how to make beets palatable after being scared off by canned beets as a child.

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Over at Elizabeth Telling Farms, I picked up a couple ounces of these “wild things”, which are lambs quarters and amaranth leaves and a couple of other things I forgot, to be used later this week.

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One last stop to get some green beans from Wish Well Farms and some pickling cucumbers and cilantro from Persinger Farms, and we were off to Worthington.

We bypassed Clintonville altogether this week, as 2Silos is the main reason we go there (is it just me, or has Clintonville not had much produce this year?), and I knew ahead of time they wouldn’t be there for 2 weeks in a row. We got to Worthington about 15 minutes after it opened, and picked up the requisite ground chuck from OMC Farms, along with some more feta cheese from Meadow Maid.

I’m not as familiar with the Worthington vendors, unfortunately, so I don’t know the name of the farm, but I picked up these purple majesty potatoes, which the kind lady told me doesn’t fade to an unattractive grey when cooked:

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And in my effort to document the pretty flowers this summer (there were also zinnias and sunflowers out and about), I give you this lovely bunch of mixed flowers:

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On the other side of the street, we stopped got some excellent (and I mean excellent, even the crust ruled!) Tollhouse Pie from Stevens Bakery & Orchard, some burgers from grilling from Up the Lane Cattle, and a nice big bunch of bing cherries from Gillogly Orchard (I would have got blueberries, but he said they flew off the table in like literally 5 minutes, so when I got there by 9:40ish, they were long gone).

After a couple requisite stops at Schumann’s and Thurn’s for meat, it was back home and back to sleep for a couple of hours. And how was your market trip this morning?

2 thoughts on “Farm Fresh and Local Produce – 6/30/07

  1. Nice pictures and those flowers alone must’ve cheered you up! You are so lucky to have such a wide variety of produce at your I am hoping to come to Columbus before my daughter’s rotation there is over and see the market for myself!

  2. Hi! I’m a fellow Columbus foodie and I’m so excited to have found your blog! I’ve been looking around for a great non-grocery store place to buy meat. You mentioned Schumann’s and Thurn’s at the end of this post. Is that one place or two? And are they at the Worthington Farmers market? Where do you buy meat here in Columbus?
    Thanks for putting this entertaining and informative blog together. Keep up the good work!

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