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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Satruday Stroll at the Farmer's Market

Yesterday my husband and I went to the farmer's market.  It is one of the many reasons to adore the summer (but I also happily learned that this particular one goes on until November, and they will be trying to keep it up in December and January).  I presume they won't have much to sell in February and March considering that most crops die by that time and the new summer fruits and veggies begin to resurrect in the spring.  I only buy fruits and vegetables that are in season, so it's important to me to know what grows when.

It was the perfect day for a farmer's market adventure.  We bought some local honey.  It is a blackberry nectar.  I am not sure if I am saying that correctly.  The honey that comes when the bees pollinate blackberry flowers.

We also got some ground goat and a leg of lamb.  A lot of people get surprised about goat, sheep or lamb meat.  But I grew up eating those kinds of meat, to me the pinkness and smell of pork is what's gross.  To each their own.  What's exciting is that next Saturday the meat man will have a freshly slaughtered whole sheep.  That's pretty thrilling for me.  Just as there is nothing like a fresh picked vegetable, there is nothing like fresh meat.

I also got some lebanese zucchini.  They are a much paler and smaller type that are usually stuffed.  I stuffed them for dinner last night and they were delicious (recipe and pictures to come).

I will be checking out the rest of the local farmer's markets this week.

Happy Sunday!

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