Farm No-Pic Share Friday
I totally failed in providing a picture to this week’s farm share. :( I took the kids to the park yesterday, then stopped by the farm. Farmer Tom was there and the girls ran off and played with his daughter while I talked with him and loaded up the car. We spent probably 30 minutes or more at the farm and then I rushed home. We had very little time to get everything bagged up and in the fridge so I could go to the Farmer’s Market and get a few things that I needed. One of those things I needed was honey. I have been buying local honey and this guy comes every 2 weeks. I was out, too. So if I missed the farmer’s market I would have to buy store bought honey. I have been trying to eat local honey to help with my allergies. The flavor of his honey is so good. I don’t want store bought.
At the farmer’s market we spent some time talking to the hippy cheese guy. I have yet to get his name, total oversight on my part. He is a really nice man and the girls and I have enjoyed talking with him. I buy bread from him that I love. He gets it from a local bread bakery that supplies to just a few stores and to him. The bread has no preservatives. It doesn’t need any, I will eat it all in less than a week. I also buy his Parmesan Cheese. Once you try the cheese, you can never go back to store bought cheese. It is so good and I only put a little bit on salads or on top of sauteed green beans.
Also at the farmer’s market I bought Green Leaf Lettuce (noticed a lot of farmers did not have lettuce,) Red Onions, Portuguese Kale (is a flat leafed kale that looks like Collard Greens,) Dino Kale (what can I say? I love Kale,) Scallions, and Pluots (mix between a Plum and an Apricot.) Yum!
From memory in our farm share we got Red Leaf lettuce (small heads,) Potatoes, Arugula, Spinach, Chioggia Beets (told they have a large bulls eye in them,) French Breakfast Radishes, Japanese White Turnips, Chard, Basil, Green Beans, Pickling Cucumbers, Strawberries, Raspberries, and Padron Peppers.
Today I put the Padron Peppers in a bowl of olive oil and then grilled them and topped with salt. I fed them to my spicy hating children and my husband and they all loved them. Most were sweet, but every once in awhile you get a spicy one!
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