Farm Fresh and Local Produce – 5/16/09

Author: swampkitty05  //  Category: Columbus, Eating Local, Produce

Man, does the time fly by or what when the weather gets warmer? This week has flown by, so quickly that I never had the opportunity to do last week’s farmers market report.

As usual, we got an early start. Because Race for the Cure was being held downtown, and because I got stuck within the perimeter last year, I decided to postpone my visit to the North Market until well after the race was over. So we headed to Worthington, getting there as many of the farmers were setting up.

Early birds Wish Well Farms were already set up, with a bunch of spring asparagus and grape and regular hothouse tomatoes.

Grape Tomatoes from Wish Well Farms

It was nice to see the familiar face of Carson from Mockingbird Meadows Farm, there selling honey. They had some of their regular honey there, with Carson telling me that he would be bringing the infused honey that I love so much the next week.

Honey from Mockingbird Meadows

I saw strawberries at Worthington (see below), but ended up waiting until I got to the North Market where Mrs. Rhoads had set aside her last 2 quarts of strawberries (thanks so much! they were wonderful, as usual!). It looks like strawberry season is in full force now. I went and picked my own this week, which I’ll talk about soon in another post.

Strawberries

I also picked up a bunch of green onions from 2 Crows, along with some rhubarb.

Green Onions from 2 Crows

I was sorely tempted to pick up some of these beautiful carrots, but passed.

Carrots

And as usual, I stopped by AJ’s Sassafras Bakery stand to pick up a selection of delicious baked goods.

Scones from Sassafras Bakery

So, off to bed so I can wake up in the morning to do it all over again. Tomorrow is the first official day of the Clintonville Farmers Market, so it’s a 3-market trip tomorrow.

Where are you planning on going tomorrow?

2 Responses to “Farm Fresh and Local Produce – 5/16/09”

  1. Katie Says:

    Everything looks so healthy and delicious, especially the strawberries and the tomatoes. At the moment our produce is sort of terrible so it's nice to see good-looking produce.

  2. Chefdruck Says:

    I love markets. These pictures look amazing.

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