There are so many great things from a farmer’s perspective about doing a farmer’s market: the chance to get off the farm and socialize with other farmers and compare notes; getting to meet new customers; meeting up with old friends; laughing at the antics of children and dogs. The icing on the cake — bringing home dinner!
Here, from yesterday’s Middleton Farmer’s Market, where people showed up with umbrellas to buy even though it was raining, we have fresh baked bread from AJ King, pork chops and spicy barbecue sauce from Open Meadow Farm, sciracha spaghatini from Valincenti, amazing fresh ricotta and peppercini cheese from Wolf Meadow Farm, kale from Gaouette Farm, and arugula from our very own Mehaffey Farm.
For dinner I cooked up the fresh pasta and added it to sauteed garlic scapes in butter. Then I mixed in several glops of the most delicious homemade ricotta ever tasted, and shrimp. Served with fresh bread…Yummy! (Sorry, no photo of the finished result, it was late we were hungry and we ate it all up!!)