Saturday, December 19, 2009

Winter Farmer's Market Haul

Check out the amazing stuff I scored this morning at the Countryside Conservancy Farmer's Market! The market moves indoors to the Happy Days Visitor Center for the winter, and thanks to more farmers using hoop houses, the amount of fresh veggies available is pretty amazing for winter in Akron, Ohio.

I got:  Oakleaf lettuce, red and Easter egg radishes, bosc pears, onions, red & yellow beets, red fleshed potatoes, a gigantic butternut squash, brussels sprouts, a few carrots, fresh eggs, a stewing chicken, including the feet (everything but the head!), bacon, chorizo, fresh chevre from Lake Erie Creamery, plus my favorite Mackenzie Creamery goat cheese with tomato chutney.

I had a delicious chicken pot pie empanada, and a Summit Croissants gingersnap croissant for breakfast.

I also traded my friend Jan some of those Bacon Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies for one of her home brewed Vanilla Porters (although they might be good together...).

I also ran into Mike, from Dad Cooks Dinner at the Brunty Farms table.  Check out Mike's blog (I've added him to my blogroll).

I am planning on breaking in my Paella pan this evening, getting that chicken in soup pot this afternoon, and I am planning on breaking in the My Bread book with the awesome sounding mushroom pizza.  I actually dreamed about that pizza last night. 

I also have some brunch recipes I want to test and photograph, so it's going to be a busy weekend in the kitchen.

I want to give a feel better shout out, to Anita and her son Tyler, from The Basketeria, who were in a head on crash with 3 drunk teens at 4 am this morning.  Fortunately they are ok, and only a little banged up - their Honda Civic Hybrid did it's job in protecting them.   Please people - don't drink and drive, and don't let your kids either.


  1. Excellent post, Tami. It's great to be able to get all that stuff at the market this time of year. I love it!


    And where did you get empanadas?

  2. Ben had them - apple and chorizo. Had the apple before - also delish.


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