Monday, April 28, 2008

What to expect at the market now

Although each market has something different, at this time of year look for fresh spinach, spring onions, parsley, leaf lettuce, asparagus, eggs, goat cheese, fresh baked breads and desserts, and a wide variety of meats including breakfast, hot, and sweet Italian sausages. My husband likes the spicy chorizo sausage from Faith Farm.

You can check out my March 10 post on Manakintowne Farm for specifics on their upcoming May market offerings. Hint: baby beets and micro greens just to start.

If you go to the William Byrd Market, as a nice treat to yourself pick up a bag of mixed chocolate chip cookies from "Simply Delicious." This little bag of six all natural, homemade bits of heaven includes two of each white chocolate, chocolate chocolate, and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

At this time the markets also have organically grown herb and veggie plants for you to grow your own throughout the season. I picked up some great looking oriental eggplant plants, as well as compact tomato plants perfect for containers, and even a giant tomato plant that promises to get well over 8ft. tall!

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