Market Closing

October 31, 2009

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Today was the last day of the season for the farmer’s market, so I stocked up on a few items. I tried to buy something from each vendor to encourage them to return next summer. It’s a good thing we have a second freezer in the basement to hold everything while we go into hibernation for the winter.

I bought some cilantro, banana-walnut bread, chocolate banana bread, indian corn, Honeycrisp and Jonagold apples, mozzarella, Purple Viking and All-Red potatoes.

Today was also a pickup day for the meat CSA, which will continue through December.

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This month’s mystery bag contained a whole chicken, a ham steak, pork chops, bacon, and hot Italian sausage. I added the breakfast sausage patties and two fresh pork bellies.

Tomorrow’s belated Halloween dinner will be the roasted chicken, mashed purple potatoes, and orange cauliflower puree. And those two pork bellies? I’m teaching He Who Will Not Be Ignored how to make our own bacon. But that will be another post.

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