Farmer Market Finds

May 30, 2009Katie


I love the week when the Farmer’s Market opens.  There are several that open in our city after Memorial Day.  

This morning I  visited a small one not too far from our house.  There is something about strolling beneath the white and yellow striped canopies and browsing through  the not-so-perfect vegetables that our local farmers display.  


See the little discoloration of the tomato up front? I love that…that means goodness and yummy, juicy, fresh-grown, ripe-bursting with flavor tomatoes that will be a joy in any salad or dish you may serve them in.  

I was super excited to see these little darlings…


You don’t often see shallots in our grocery stores…at least not fresh ones.

I love these little babies….


Pattypan squash. These are going to go into a recipe, soon to come – maybe Creamed Pattypan or Rosemary-Parmesan Crispy Oven Fried Squash.

I may have to finish this post later…I’m getting hungry.

Just kidding.


I got these squash also. The back one is a regular zucchini.

The front? I have no idea.  The little man in overalls who sold it to me, and who looked straight off the pages of a Norman Rockwell painting,  said in his twangy southern accent…”That thar’s yeller squash young lady”.

First of all, I love the little man in overalls for calling me “young”, and second I have seen yellow squash so I pointed at it and said, “I thought that was yellow squash”.  

He looked at me like I had 3 heads and said “Nawww, that thar is crook’d neck squash”.  

I guess I don’t know my squash very well….

So there ya have it ya’ll, I’m off to conjer up a recipe for that thar yeller squash.  

Visit and support your local Farmer’s Market this weekend. It’s great fun!


  • Jessie Yonkovit

    August 7, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    I'm leaving this comment on your blog because we share some of the same values of organic, sustainable farming and the support of local family farms. I am trying to get the word out to the public regarding the plight of my friends, Jim and Linette Crosby. Their mint farm, which has been in their family since 1912 and is one of the oldest continually operating mint farms in the country, is scheduled to be foreclosed upon on August 15, 2009...ironically, during the annual St. Johns Mint Festival. To read about the "Battle of Mint Valley," please visit I am asking for any help you can provide...notifying your readers of their plight, publicizing their website ( and the National Dram Sale, advertising the Mint Jam '09 benefit concert...anything at all is much, much, much appreciated! To see the latest news broadcast about the Crosby Mint Farm and it's current situation, please visit

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