Sunday, May 9, 2010

Pasco Farmer's Market, Saturday 5/8/10

As the seasons change gradually, so go the farmer's markets. Asparagus is still figuring heavily; the girls at the Middleton Farms booth (at right in the picture) spent lots of time getting all their bunches of asparagus sorted and bundled according to similar size, something that those of us who cook with asparagus appreciate.

My CSA farmer had a number of products on offer, and hinted that the Winter CSA might happen again next year; he's got Brussels sprouts planted already. I happily purchased from him rhubarb, spring onions, arugula, and salad greens. I found lovely head lettuce from Hermiston, and fresh, sweet, local strawberries, the likes of which you won't find in the supermarket because (drum roll) they are developed for flavor, not shipping! Tender and delectable, what strawberries should BE.

And after tasting the offerings at the Monteillet Fromagerie booth, I selected a fresh goat cheese spread with chives and other herbs.

All these things were procured with an eye toward a special Mother's Day lunch ... the Spring Chicken Pot Pie and Strawberry Rhubarb Trifle.


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