Look what I found yesterday at my local farmers market!
First, just look at that cute little purple garlic. I was recommended to head over to an Amish farmer’s stand for “the best fresh purple garlic here” from another farmer – I love the cooperative attitude at the market. Until yesterday, I’d never had purple garlic. More on that later.
The garlic is resting nicely on some snow pea shoots – my hubs’ favorite for topping any salad.
Next to the shoots are radish pods – never heard of such a thing! They’re basically radish seeds still in pod form, and they’re very spicy and pop in your mouth. I bought a packet to snack on at work.
I wanted to make a stir fry yesterday, and I really needed some sugar snap peas. Instead, I got something even better – a blend of sugar snap and snow peas, with some heirloom varieties mixed in. Some were sweet, some were a bit peppery – absolutely perfect. (And only $4 a pound, which as my husband said is only 1 cent more than they charge at the grocery store! I love knowing I’m getting a deal AND supporting my local farmers.)
Then there’s the mizuna. It’s a mild leafy green, great for salads, less peppery than arugula. This is our first time trying it – hoping to have another green to add to our rotation. And we got about four times what is pictured for $3. Can’t beat that!
Finally, we got a beautiful tomato to top our tacos this week, and a small kohlrabi. Again, something I’d never tried. Apparently it’s great sliced raw and added to a salad. I picked this up on a whim from the Amish farmer with the purple garlic.
Not pictured is the dozen free range eggs and pound of grass-fed ground beef we got from a local farm. Quite a success this week, don’t you think? What did you all get at your market over the weekend?