As much for your benefit, dear readers, as my own, here is my weekly market report:
This week, my CSA box contained the requisite bag of mixed lettuces (note to self: must buy new salad spinner, as last one found its way too close to the stove and melted), large amount of shelling peas (already used for risotto), a head of cauliflower! (already used for undocumented market-day salad), 1/2 dozen eggs (also found their way into risotto and creme brulee), swiss chard and other stewing greens, green onions, and probably something else that I am forgetting - oh! I remember - a handful of tiny little new potatoes! I will certainly put those to good use very soon. We are getting into the full swing of growing season now!
Other market buys this week were: bunches of Easter Egg and breakfast radishes (wow, were they ever hot!), 2 quarts of sour cherries (for jelly-making), 1 quart of sweet bing cherries (purchased to be consumed instantly and while cooking), the very last rump roast from Up the Lane Cattle (I promised to treat it very well), what has to be the very last quart of strawberries for the season, and a few nice spring onions.
I was encouraged to see that things were selling out at the markets very quickly this week; I was a little late out of the gate Saturday morning thanks to a particularly late night on Friday (thanks, guys), and I missed a few things, like beets. But now I have something to look forward to for next Saturday!
By the way, there are more farmers showing up for the Pearl Alley farmer's market - last week I bought a giant head of cabbage, strawberries, snow peas and sugar snap peas. Nice if you use up all of Saturday's produce on Sunday and Monday.