Farmers Market Report: July 6-7, 2013
Midsummer: melons, onions, squash, blackberries
By Kate Thornberry,
10:35AM, Fri. Jul. 5, 2013
If you didn’t get your sweet corn this year, you have now officially missed the boat. No one at any of the markets has sweet corn anymore. Nor are there any plums. I thought there wasn’t any lettuce anymore, but Bella Verdi Farms has hydroponic lettuce, and Flint Rock Hill Farm had a few bags of baby lettuce mesclun mix last Saturday (a bag of which I immediately snatched up, because it might very well have been the last bag of lettuce in Central Texas). It is just barely possible that they might have a few bags of lettuce this week, too.
One thing all the markets have in abundance this week is onions! Red onions, Bermuda onions, sweet onions, yellow onions, and even a few white onions. Onions are one of those items (like corn and tomatoes) that you really can tell the difference between supermarket and locally grown; the local onions are usually much fresher and sweeter.
Dewberry Hills Farm (Really Good Chicken) will be at both the Sunset Valley Market and the Downtown SFC Market this Saturday.
French Toast with Black Walnut Syrup with country style breakfast sausage and blueberries; El Deguello! Quesadilla made with Dos Lunas Queso Oaxaca, a fried egg, refried beans, ranchero sauce, chorizo, bacon, onion, queso fresco, and crema; Beef Bacon Po-boy with tomatoes, chowchow, and remoulade; Chicago Dog. Venison hot dog with pickled peppers, celery salt, sweet onion, tomato, mustard, and relish on a poppyseed roll; Machacado and Egg Taco with tomatoes, chilies, and onion; Cafe a la Olla Mexican coffee with molasses, brown sugar, and spices. Watermelon, Lime and Verbena Agua Fresca
Dai Due will also be selling cornichons ($9), pickled jalapenos ($8), marinated quail ($15), roasting hens marinated in yogurt and garlic ($8/lb), cajeta ($6), and numerous other specialty food items.
The winner of the Dai Due Peach Pie Contest is Melissa Bernard, with a close second place going to John Tipton. Melissa Bernard will receive a $50 basket of Dai Due lard, sausages and pickles. Congratulations to you both!See you at the Sunday Markets!
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