Sunday, August 30, 2009

Market Days

My market days list for this week:

Three bunches of red beets, garlic, romaine lettuce, wonderful eggs (from happy chickens), shelling peas (we are the only ones that have them this time of year due to a second crop the farm puts out, so these are prized items), summer savory (which I am drying), cilantro, broccoli, green beans, celeriac, sun gold and cherry tomatoes, blueberries, peaches, and basil.

This week was a very fruitful week for me. Basically I didn't have to put out any money whatsoever for this amazing feast of bounty I have sitting on my table in this picture. Why? Because I asked when every one was packing up if they had excess or bruised fruits and veggies that they couldn't sell but were still sound. The peaches and blueberries would have been $.50/lb, but being a vendor myself, I traded our leftover veggies for that. So I didn't even have to pay for that. But even had I paid, it wouldn't have been much and the blueberries are just for eating, the peaches are for peach butter (recipe later), and that bag of goodness you see on the bottom right??? Yeah. That's basil. About 1 1/2 lbs of basil. *glee* Look for my pesto recipe later this week. :)

That jar of yummy that is sitting in the middle is a trade for my roasted tomato sauce from another vendor. Smoke jalapeno peppers. I can't wait to try them!




mandi said...

oh my goodness! that is a great haul! i can't believe how much you got! seriously- i'm sitting here feeling super excited for you! : )

*thanks for stopping by my blog- i can tell i'm going to enjoy yours!

Dawn D. Lion said...

I love market day. I'd be increadably proud of getting all that for no cash. Great job!!

Anonymous said...

Try Pesto butter freeze it and slice it into pasta, or as a garnish for meat. Good job isn't fall great.

Staci @ Designing and Motherhood said...

Hi I found your blog today. I am a local farmer's market seller in Utah. You should check out my blog.
We have lots in common-canning, gardening, and selling. I will be back to check out more. Take care. Staci

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