Farmers Market Report: November 24
Thanksgiving weekend: somewhat tinier markets
By Kate Thornberry,
7:59PM, Thu. Nov. 22, 2012
However, they are going to be reduced in size, because it’s Thanksgiving week and folks are busy. Farmers travel to be with family Thanksgiving weekend just like the rest of us. So a good approach would be to just go and see what’s there, rather than having a specific list.
I do know that J & S Seafood will not be at the Markets, cause I asked. Why did I ask? Because it’s time for oysters! More on that as the story develops.
The really key thing to remember is: this warm weather is not going to last, so it is time to buy enough bell peppers to last for a while. What I do is buy a few pounds, slice them and fill a Ziploc, and put it in the freezer for winter use in recipes (not salads obviously!) I also buy some for salads and use them up slowly (peppers last a few weeks in the icebox if they are fresh.) It is also not a bad idea to get a bag of jalapenos and slice them into a 1:1:1 water, sugar, and vinegar solution and keep that in the fridge to last through the cold (2 month) season. Oh come on! We can’t even really call it a cold season! Lets say, “The Cool Season”. (When exactly is it going to get here again?)
To the best of my recollection, this is the first Thanksgiving in at least ten years that we haven’t had a freeze on or near the holiday.
I won’t be at the markets this weekend, 'cause I’m going out to Fort Davis! I’ll see you at next week’s!
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