Farmer’s Market

 

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We are lucky to have a fabulous Farmers Market to our town every Monday, June-October.  The fruit and produce changes every week, so you never know what you might find. But, you are guaranteed that it will be super fresh and in season.  It’s a great way to supplement the harvest from my own garden (which so far has yielded some lettuce, spinach, radish, and recently a cucumber and a squash).  This year, they’ve added a couple of fresh bread vendors and some specialty items like olives and olive oil, tea, an old time knife sharpener, organic meat and more.  In June, they had some of the best tasting Michigan strawberries  that I’ve had in a long time.  I bought a bunch and made some very tasty jam.  I try to remember to go every week.

I find there are a lot of vegetables I don’t know what to do with, so I’ve started asking the vendors for their recommendations.  Kohlrabi is one of those things (the big white turnip looking thing in the right hand corner).  They were passing out samples last year of freshly sliced kohlrabi and it quickly became a favorite.  Cut up on it’s own, or as a tasty crunchy item in a salad, it’s delicious.  It’s season is short, and I can’t always find it in the grocery store.  So that’s something I’ll be getting for sure the next couple of weeks.  I’m looking for other ways to cook it, too.  Any suggestions?

Hope you can find a farmer’s market nearby you.

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