I stopped by the farmers' market this morning to pick up some Shasta daisies to fluff up the garden that was being photographed by the NYTimes this evening. And did a little shopping for myself, too. This time of year is a little overwhelming in terms of produce: you suddenly want a huge kitchen, a table that seats twelve and a nine course dinner to plan: there is so much and it is all beautiful.Pigs? They have organic pigs: High Hope Hogs.
My modest purchase was two of these. I want to make a salad inside of one, with bits of bread, and onion, and the tomato itself, and sherry vinegar, a bit of sugar, salt. Tomorrow.
And every kind of tomato:
These are the size of quarters, as in 25c. They are cucumbers. I bought chanterelles from this stall.
And the weather? Just unbelievably nice. September stuff. A big garden is going in next week after a two year wait for a renovation to be completed, so I hope it holds. Four maples, three cherries, a magnolia, a lilac, roses, boxwoods and almost 200 perennials.
For more farmers' market news take a look at the blog To Every Meal there is a Season , which is hosting a Farmer's Market report.