July 8, 2009
Today was the first day of the farmer's market. This year there are 4 markets in town, one of them is just a block from my house. This makes me happier than a clam, in spite of the miserable rainy weather. Walking 2 minutes to get your veggies, doesn't get any better than that!
If you're a local please support area farmers and artisans at one of these locations:
All the markets will offer fresh produce, natural meats, seafood, cheeses and dairy products as well as showcase breads, local crafts, and live music. There was no live music today but we came home with lovely radishes, cauliflower, onions and greens.
Greens, greens, greens. What do with them all?
Put them into smoothies. My SIL introduced me to what she calls "Shrek smoothies" - green like Shrek. Then during my MIL's visit last month she taught me a new recipe, great for summer & very refreshing.
Barbara's Green Drink:
Blend all ingredients in blender. Makes 4 or so large glasses.
Funny thing is my oldest and best veggie eater doesn't like this smoothie. My younger two who are more picky about their veggies love it!
For more ideas and recipes for how to use your farm grown greens & goodies check out Willow Pond Farm's recipe section. I am a contributor over there. I input the recipes that Jill, our farmer, sends home with our weekly vegetable share.
I prepared this Napa Slaw recipe using part of our 6 lb cabbage we picked up last time. Yes, it was really that huge, Brienne could barely carry it! I used 1/2 cup of homemade tofu mayonnaise to replace the mayo & yogurt. It tasted great! And if you're really adventurous you can eat wild greens.
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