We're coming upon the peak season at the farmer's market on the East coast, although we're not quite there yet. At the market were loads of red and green colored produce. These gorgeous ruffle layered and blushed peonies are a gorgeous reminder of the stunning flora and fauna available here. $10 per bundle.
Walking from stall to stall you could smell the sweet deep ambrosial fragrance of fresh strawberries. These strawberries were available for $6 per carton here in New York. How much does it cost in your neck of the woods?
Garlic scapes are a zany fun vegetable that I love to throw into the sitr-fry mix or grill. You can find them at any stall for $8 per pound, although I would recommend you purchase them from Norwich Organic Farms, afterall if you're going to pay the same price, shouldn't you get organic?
A perfect example of red and green, fresh and crisp, hot and mild - radishes. Don't toss those greens out, you can blanch them, and dress them to create a delightful wilted salad.
If there were ever an herb that I wished I could fresh all year round, it would be basil.
Okay, I actually can't limit myself just to one, afterall variety is the spice of life, isn't it? $4/plant
These tomatoes were high in acidity and loaded with full tomato flavor. There was a stall that sold only organic tomatoes but the name escapes me. I will update this when I revisit them this weekend. $6 per pound.
Speaking of variety these were the eggs I picked up from various farmer's markets stalls. The speckled ones are wild turkey eggs and the small blue ones are pheasant eggs, both from Quattro Farms. The "brown" ones are from Grazin' Angus Farms, which produce the prettiest orange-yolk eggs I've seen. $6-12/dozen
Here's a refreshing treat I made out of coconut milk, chia seeds and agave nectar, of course topped with a farm fresh strawberry.