Saturday was the last farmer's market day of the season and we almost forgot. In fact, it was 1:55 and I said, "Hey, hubby--we forgot to go to the farmer's market!" Well, on went the coats and hats and out the door we flew.
I'm not sure if they usually pack up at 2 or 3 p.m., or if it was the cold, gloomy rain, but we got there about ten minutes later and most of the market had already packed up and was gone. There were a few straggler customers like us, though, and we walked up and down the aisle before deciding on what to get. This week it was a stalk of Brussels sprouts, a small cauliflower, parsnips and a small cabbage. Cost: $4.50. If we had bought these veggies at the supermarket, I estimate it would've been $8-$10.
Half the sprouts are already history. We like them roasted with a little olive oil and freshly ground pepper. I love parsnips, but don't know if I should just parboil them, then fry after a quick dip in a cornstarch/egg mixture. (Oooh. Yummy.) I like to parboil the cauliflower and then pop it into a dish with shredded cheese and breadcrumbs--baking for about 20-30 minutes. And as for the cabbage -- well, if we can find some corned beef, you know what's going to happen to that little guy.
What do you like to get at your farmer's market?
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