First Day of the Farmers’ Market!
April 8, 2012
This will be a very short post, but I was so excited that the Boulder Farmers’ Market opened this Saturday, I wanted to post some food pictures. I’ve been looking forward to this week for a month! Of course the produce selection is limited this early in the year, but it was so nice to see all the local farmers again, and to buy some local vegetation. The most prominent items this early are greens, so I bought plenty of those for salads this week. I got some lovely mache, some mixed lettuce and some spinach. It will be great with some nice homemade vinaigrette, which I’ve really gotten into creating lately. (It honestly tastes so much better than the bottled stuff).
I couldn’t pass up the gorgeous looking cinnamon cap mushrooms from Hazel Dell, either. They’re just so cute! We have some portobellos left over from the outstanding omelets my husband made this weekend, so I plan to use both types of mushrooms to make some sort of dish with the farro I still have in the pantry.
I also got some fingerling potatoes, because hey, potatoes! (Yeah, okay, that was weak. But I bought potatoes, the pictures seemed too sparse with just the greens and mushrooms, and I’m lacking in savvy potato prose right now.)
I also stopped by the Street Fare stand, hoping to pick up a six-pack of mini-cupcakes, but much to my dismay, they had sold out about half an hour earlier! Hopefully the’ll have a larger supply next week, because I’ve had a cupcake craving lately.
I’m definitely looking forward to the market season, and getting more fresh, local, healthy produce into my meals, as well as trying some vegetables I’ve never prepared before. Yum!