There were massive down pours at the start of last week’s Woonsocket Farmer’s Market, but that didn’t deter the faithful foodies on their hunt for farm fresh goodies!
What can you expect to to see today? Hopefully no rain!
Moosup River Farm: cantaloupe, red bliss potatoes, broccoli (or, as Zoe calls them. little green trees), beautiful big eggplant(with chilly weather around the corner I see Eggplant Parmesan in my future!).
last week I purchased some of White Oak Farm’s ‘famous” corn. It was so scrumptious! Naturally buttery sweet, I can’t wait to get more this week!
They also had green beans, field grown tomatoes, blueberries, Sicilian eggplant and some lovely , tiny, lavender colored fairy tale eggplant.
Hill Orchards had vibrant green peppers, corn, squash and cucumbers. Some early short term apples are starting to appear! Pristine Apples, Wellingtons and Jersey Macs. All are on the tart side. Alan also had some lovely, little, golden Japanese Shiso Plums along with some Santa Rosa plums which are actually very hard to grow here in New England. They prefer an all around warmer climate.
They also had their own onions, shallots, potatoes. Green, golden and purple peppers. Big heads of lettuce and kale. Big, beautiful melons as well.
I love heading to the local markets every week. I always see something new and delicious I can’t wait to take home and try. Or if you are like me, leave some napkins in the car. Those juicy plums and tasty tart apples, might not make it all the way home!
As always, the Woonsocket Farmer’s Market is held every Tuesday from 4pm-7pm at St. Ann’s Church. For more information about this market and others please go to the Farm Fresh RI web-site: http://www.farmfreshri.org
****A big thank you to market manager Laura Genello for this week’s market pictures!