Friday, May 8, 2009

Saturday morning rituals

My favorite thing to do on Saturday mornings is head down to our local farmers' market. Ours is small, but great, with live music (usually bluegrass, zydeco, or folk), some really beautiful organic produce, grass-fed beef, organic poultry and fresh seafood, fabulous bakers, various ethnic foods and fresh fruit popsicles (that's Gage sharing my favorite, creamy avocado - sounds gross, but, oh my!).

What I'm most excited about this season is that one of the farms is (finally!) selling shares of its produce. I've been looking for a local c.s.a. since we moved to this area, so I had to jump right on this one. Here's my first bushel from last week:

Kale, spring onions, radishes, beets, turnips, carrots, tatsoi and red leaf lettuce. Heavy on the root vegetables this time of year, but that's fine by me. I have a favorite recipe for Roasted Root Vegetables that I'd hoped to share today, but I'm doing well squeezing in this short post.

My mom and dad have been here this past week and we've been in serious Baby Prep mode. Washing clothes, arranging the nursery, shopping... Now I have GOT to go work on a certain birthday girl's already belated gift. Oh, and pack up Mother's Day gifts for belated shipping. Not to mention our anniversary Monday, for which I have close to nada planned or prepared.

In the meantime, got any root veg recipes to share?


dachsynut said...

Yum, yum! Next time y'all go, will you pick up 2 jars of alligator pickles if the lady is still there. My hubby would be so thrilled.

Need a babysitter Monday evening?

Robyn said...

D - alligator pickles??? Must have missed that one... I'll buy you 10 jars, though, if you're serious about babysitting!

Larissa Holland said...

no recipes except your own awesome one that I have. Your produce looks just wonderful! as does the market. serious baby prep -- wow he's almost here!

dachsynut said...

Two jars will be plenty if you can find them. There was a lady from Bush who used to sell pickles, relishes, salsa, & herb bread I think.

I'd love to keep your Blessings. I owe you a babysitting from Jan.

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