This is the best photo I shot yesterday at the monthly winter farmer's market hosted by the Countryside Conservancy. These are some awesome radishes from Breezy Hill Farm. Farmers Phil & Mindy Bartholomae are in the photo. I got two bunches of Easter Egg - the pretty multi-colored ones, and a big bunch of Shunkyo (the large red ones in the center).
I got some fresh spinach, some garlic, a chicken I had pre-ordered from Brunty Farms, cider, and had an awesome chicken pot pie empanada for breakfast. Despite the time of year, still a pretty impressive showing by our local farmers.
Nationally known author, and founding chef of Greens Restaurant, Deborah Madison is coming to town. She's the featured speaker at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park's Lyceum series on Friday, February 12th at 7 p.m. at the Happy Days Visitor Center in Peninsula (the same site as the winter farmer's market).
Tickets are $8 for non-members and can be obtained by calling 330-657-2909.
I checked out a couple of her books from the library, including the latest What We Eat When We Eat Alone: Stories and 100 Recipes. People admitted to some seriously strange stuff. I guess because I usually eat alone, I can't totally relate to the weird stuff people eat when no one is around to make fun of them.
I am also enjoying Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America's Farmers' Markets and will probably spring for my own copy.