The vegetables were picked yesterday and on the truck this morning. There’s no way we weren’t coming today.” I heard that from all of the farmer’s market vendors who are actual farmers instead of bakers or artisanal producers. How could I not buy today after they had slogged through hurricane rains?
My first purchases were from the Union Square market (above): onions, peaches, raspberries, cucumbers, red peppers, jalapeÃ±os, and tomatoes, including the massive orange pineapple variety.
Today was also a pickup day for our meat CSA, so I headed over to Cambridge to see what was in this month’s dividend:
For beef there were top round steaks, a chuck steak, and ground chuck. There were also pork cutlets and chicken leg quarters. I have to cook this stuff faster; I’m running out of freezer space.
I also bought a few more things not available in my neighborhood:
Brioche loaf, lemon curd cake, maple pecan and blueberry scones, broad beans, and lemon cucumbers. I saved a few of those for tonight’s salad, and have already converted the rest into pickles – slices this time.
I ended my shopping run with a visit to my butcher (Savenor’s) to inquire about the availability of ingredients I need for a secret project or two, and left with swordfish steaks for tonight’s diner. I might be dry by then.