Category: Seasonal/Local Food

Farmers’ Market End-of-Season Report/Menu For Change Challenge

I was sequestered in my sewing room for much of the last two weeks, finishing up a cosplay for The Boy to wear to a local anime convention last weekend. Here’s what’s new. The outdoor farmers’ markets have ended in my neck of the woods. We have an indoor market here in town during the ...

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #15, September 2017

I was feeling a powerful “bring the harvest home” vibe last week, with the Fall Equinox tickling the hairs on the back of my neck. My farmers’ market purchases reflect that. Some of my purchases were meant to be enjoyed right away, but some were bought specifically because they will keep for a while, to ...

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #14, September 2017

The farmers’ market was a joy this week, with a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and baked goods to choose from. As you can see, I struggled to restrain myself, and it looks a bit like I brought home a little of everything. I promise I didn’t. I could not resist the cinnamon rolls and ...

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #13, September 2017

The growing season is winding down here in northern New England. But there were still some lovely surprises waiting at the farmers’ market and the CSA this week. There is a new bread vendor at the farmers’ market, and that loaf of bread was as crusty and yeasty and chewy as it looks, fantastic slathered ...

Farmers’ Market/CSA Reports #11 & #12, August/September 2017

This week’s double report is brought to you by my complete preoccupation with making this happen: In the planning and execution of The Boy’s 17th birthday dinner and cake, I completely forgot to post that week’s report. But it was worth it. Here are the farmers’ market acquisitions from two weeks ago. Those peaches were ...

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #10, August 2017

This was a week full of discovery, connection, and wonder. The farmers’ market kicked it off. I spent extra time at the market this week, in conversation with the farmers and producers of the items I bought. This yielded some great personal stories that ranged widely from motherhood and family, to community outreach, to climate ...

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #9, August 2017

Being at the farm, or the farmers' market, provides me so much more than food. The farmers' market is a chance for social connection, a community of people who value food, and feeding people, the way I do. The farm is always an oasis of quiet, persistent effort and dedication, a place I always find peace even though it is on a well-traveled road not far from my own neighborhood.

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #8, August 2017

The weather was so unpredictable last Saturday that I did not make it out to the Farmers’ Market. This week has been National Farmers Market week, of course, because that is how my life works. Luckily, plenty of other people wrote some great things for you to read instead of my report. At Modern Farmer, ...

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #7, August 2017

Direct from the drug-infested den of New Hampshire, I bring you my latest report. (Procrastination is sometimes a beautiful thing. If you are befuddled by my description of New Hampshire, I am quoting our President. Really, click this link to the Washington Post, and read on down a bit.) Behold, the fine fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, ...

Farmers’ Market/CSA Report #6, July 2017

  This week’s Farmers’ Market offering is purposely low on vegetables. The CSA share from last week was so generous that we were still working on it when I went to the market Saturday. But I did not come away empty-handed. The peaches and berries are so abundant this year, something I am definitely thankful ...