Saturday, May 19, 2012

Farmer's Market

If there's a farmer's market in your area, we recommend checking it out. It's kind of a big deal in our community, and we love all of the fresh produce and local, sustainable, organic farmers. 

We stumbled on a new ingredient that we had never heard of before. Green Garlic. It's basically a milder form of garlic that you can eat raw. We'd say it's a cross between a scallion and a garlic bulb. It's a little spicier than scallions, but much milder than garlic. You can cook with it just like garlic, or garnish a dish with it. We're sure that this hybrid veggie has been around for a while, and we can't believe we just came across it. 

We also found some gorgeous purple asparagus. We used it in a couple of different preparations, so be on the lookout for those posts. 

Also, we found purple and yellow carrots. We sliced some up in a salad the other day, and we plan on roasting what's left. 

Finally, one of our favorite Farmer's Market buys is local honey. If you have allergies, you'll want to pick some up. It's made with the honey from local bees, which means they're picking up the allergens in our air. If you have a spoonful of local honey every day, you'll notice an improvement in your allergies, because your body is building up antibodies. It's science.

We look forward to a long season of Saturday morning Farmer's Market trips, and we hope you do too!

1 comment:

  1. A great tip. The Bloomington Sat. morning farmer's market also has people selling local cheese, meat, plants and some local artist booths. It has a McLean County only rule, so you know it's reall local stuff.