Saturday, May 21, 2011

Saturday Farmer's Market

One of the fringe benefits of having a puppy, besides the tail wags and snuggling of course, is the early rising. On some mornings I will admit it feels like an absolute curse, especially with the rain and gloom we've been having. But on farmer's market mornings I am so happy that Roscoe wakes me up with plenty of time to spare for the opening of the market - specifically since the best produce goes fast.

I picked up some beets which I plan on cooking up along with their vibrant greens, some asparagus, leeks, and a cucumber (the biggest I've ever seen).



Any suggestions for out-of-the-box ideas for the asparagus and one of the leeks? 
The other leek, beets, and cucumber are already spoken for!

9 comments:

  1. I can't wait for my farmers market to start (tomorrow - yay!). Hmm for asparagus, how about Crispy Parmesan Asparagus Spears? http://www.confessionsofachocoholic.com/veggies/crispy-asparagus-spears :)

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  2. Which market did you go to? These veggies are gorgeous.

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  3. Bianca - I am so excited to start exploring the hartford area markets...when I moved in December there wasn't much in the way of local produce!

    Leeanne, I went to the West Hartford Farmers market on LaSalle Rd in the parking lot across from Max Burger....it was mostly plants, but I did manage some delicious produce!

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  4. I think I'm going to head down to Harvard Square to check out the Charles Square Farmers Market tomorrow! Can't wait. I won't be able to go to my farmers market until I get back from vacation.

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  5. Megan, I think I'm going to go to the farmers' market at Harvard Square tomorrow too! Maybe I'll see you there!

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  6. I went to the Farmer's Market in Harvard Square yesterday! I left with a huge loaf of amazing sourdough and some lavender honey feta cheese. So good!

    As for your leeks and asparagus, I suggest making a leek and asparagus quiche! :)

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  7. these veggies look lovely. I think i once made a roasted leek and tomatoes over cod fish. it was a good combo.

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  8. Such beautiful vegetables. I'm SO excited for farmers' markets this year!! And yes, that cucumber is quite large :)

    Sues

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