One year ago: we were awaiting market opening, but also the opening of the new co-op, Green Top Grocery! It’s hard to believe a whole year has passed since then. This year, the weather has been quite different, with the cold temps hanging on all through April, so it’s possible that farmers’ offerings of early favorites like greens and rhubarb might be delayed by a week or two. But there will still be plenty to cheer about at the outdoor market this week!
(We’re so excited for the market opening, we tried to publish a new post before we got it written!!)
Jenn posted some of her favorites and long-awaited treasures below, along with ideas for what to make with them.
I thought I’d add some of the things that I’m particularly looking forward to:
- Fresh herbs! I’m not sure what the farmers will have for us this week, but I’m hoping for anything fresh and aromatic. On one of these suddenly-it’s-summer days, a glass of cold iced tea with a sprig of fresh mint, thyme, or basil is going to taste amazing. Some ideas here.
- We can get local eggs year-round now, between Green Top Grocery, Common Ground Grocery, and others, but I’m looking forward to seeing the farmers and buying from them in person.
- Oats! I’m out of local oats, and need to stock up! See last year’s posts on oats here*.
- Plants? I’m hoping for some herbs, at least.
- Asparagus? Dare we hope?
Check out Jenn’s post below for some cooking ideas, check out our post from one year ago for more, and let us know what you’re doing with your #legitlocal buying!
*Did you know that you can use the list of categories at the right to find previous posts that highlight certain market items? Check it out!