Farmers Market Report: June 15-16, 2013
Watermelon, okra, plums: It’s officially summer
By Kate Thornberry,
11:59AM, Fri. Jun. 14, 2013
Well, Brenton Johnson of Johnson’s Backyard Garden must be making a living all right, because he’s got the first watermelons and the first okra of 2013. The watermelons are “personal” size, and they are red and ripe and sweet. (All markets)
Blackberries are going strong, and can also be found at the Lightsey Farms table. Several other farmers (including Caeda Farm and STAR Market) have blackberries as well. There is nothing like a peach and blackberry cobbler, and though the Texas peaches aren’t plentiful this year, at least there are some peaches. Late frosts and violent hail took their toll this year on the peach crop; it just makes you appreciate them all the more.
Dewberry Hills Farm (Really Good Chicken) will be at both the Downtown SFC Market at Republic Square and Sunset Valley this Saturday.
I finally got to try the Connecticut -Style Lobster Roll at Garbo’s Lobster Truck (Barton Creek Market). It comes on a soft roll, and is slathered with tarragon butter and garnished with a slice of lemon. Absolutely the perfect breakfast! For $13 these lobster rolls are a total steal.
Goat Guisada with refried beans, cabbage, pico de gallo, queso fresco and crema on a cemita roll. Breaded Pork Loin on Texas Toast with a fried egg, kimchi and mayonnaise. French Toast with peaches, nectarines, granola, and neufchatel cheese. Pimento Cheese Sandwich on rye with bread and butter pickles. Potato, Cheese and Egg Taco with pico de gallo. Cafe a la Olla Mexican coffee with sorghum syrup, brown sugar, and spices. Horchata Organic Texas rice with cinnamon and sugar.
From the coolers, Jesse Griffiths and Co. will be selling Chevon (goat) Sausage($12/lb), Goat Tenderloin Roasts ($24/lb), and Anaheim Pimento Cheese ($7), among dozens of other items. It is also the last weekend for their most popular sausage, Chile Verde Chorizo, until late October, when the cilantro and the poblanos synchronize again.
See you at the Market!
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