Sunday, July 18, 2004
This Week at the Market
I went to the farmers market again today. Peaches, tomatoes and cucumbers were still plentiful and a few heirloom tomato varieties showed up this week. I bought two beautiful tomatoes: one Purple Cherokee and one Brandywine. I also got some yellow cherry tomatoes – not sure what kind (I don’t think they’re Sungold).
For the very first time, I bought cheese at the farmers market – Spring Cheese from Keswick Creamery. It’s supposed to be a Jack-like cheese with a hint of garlic.
I feel like Mary Poppins when I unpack my bag. It’s amazing how much fits in there. Besides the tomatoes and cheese, I bought Red Garnet peaches, Swiss Chard, Kirby cucumbers, French Fillet green beans, garlic, corn, and baby sunburst squash. No matter how carefully I pack the bag though, there are always a few casualties. My Brandywine tomato was injured, one peach was completely smooshed, and several other peaches were bruised. Do you think I should bring bubble wrap next time? ;)