A wet wintry day at the market and only a few stalls. The sort of day that makes you want to make soup. Stalwarts the Thomas’s were there with a huge array of apples. I bought Braeburns this week. Also Tim from Toad Hill with arugula, red mustard greens and spinach. I bought a buttercup squash and a mix of his four types of potatoes: all blue (blue flesh and skin), huckleberry (red flesh and skin), russian banana and french fingerling. Also some of the wonderful sun-dried tomatoes. From Elizabeth Telling I bought two green cabbages and Russian red kale – beautiful, tasty and apparently very good for me! Sadly Wayward Seeds didn’t have anything left to sell – only CSA pickups.
Retreating from the rain I headed for the Greener Grocer to stock up on Snowville Dairy milk and cream. They had an amazing array of greens and lots of pears and other temptations. I couldn’t resist trying the baby Japanese white turnips. Snow white, amazingly sweet and beguilingly cute. So sweet indeed that you can eat them like an apple.
You may have noticed that I have something of a radish obsession. This weeks find at the Greener Grocer was watermelon radishes.
Another purchase from the Greener Grocer was eggs from 2 Silos Farm in Mt. Gilead Ohio. Pictured is their beautiful sampler which has 6 different types of eggs – or I should say, eggs from six different breeds: Golden comet; speckled; Rhode Island Red, Ameraucana; Heritage Breed and Farmer’s Choice. The Ameraucana eggs have a blueish tinge. The eggs were packed on November 12th – I love having fresh eggs. Guess what I am having for breakfast tomorrow!