Just sitting here waiting for the zucchini bread to finish. Yes, I (Xan) bought zucchini, even though I have a larder full of food picked in my own garden, which is going gangbusters. How could I resist? It was something called “8-ball” zucchini and it looked really cool. I bought currants, and golden beets, too. You really have to keep me out of the farmers markets. The food below is from “Xan’s Truck Farm.”
Here at Chiot’s Run I go to the farmer’s market almost each week. I buy a few things that I don’t have room for or don’t want to grow in my garden. I don’t usually grow zucchini as I can get it super cheap from local farmers. I’d rather use the space to grow celery, which I can’t find locally. I love my local farmer’s markets – there are two that I attend.
One is a regular outdoor type with vendors. I do love chatting with the farmer’s, but since it’s only open on Saturdays May-Nov and I usually have to work on Saturday’s in the summer I don’t get to go as often as I’d like.
The one I visit most often is set up a bit differently. The farmer’s aren’t there, they set up booths and you walk around the various stations. You pick up everything you need from everyone, then pay at a central cash register – there are even bar codes on things. While I did miss talking to the growers when I first started going to this market, I now realize this is much better for them. They can spend their days working in their fields rather than being at the market. I also love that it’s open Wed-Sat, which is good for me since I work most Saturdays. It’s also open year round and they carry thing like cheese, grains, vegetables, meat, milk, pottery, yarn and soaps. I can pretty much get anything I need from Local Roots in Wooster, OH.
What did you pick (or pick up) this week?