Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Farmer's Market Saturday #3

Today is our town's annual summer celebration.    The farmer's market was moved and fewer vendors but those were there had great produce.

This is transition period that I love for garden vegetables -- some spring vegetables are still available but the summer ones are coming to market as well.

We savor "eating the seasons" with our Farmer's Market basket.

This week's basket:

Blackberries both tame and wild -- the wild are smaller and oh, so sweet.    Husband Jim and I used to go out picking those each June -- but those were in earlier more agile years.     New potatoes, romaine, green beans, and . . . . tomatoes!!!!    A small jar of honey came home with me as well for we were out and a jar of honey is always in the larder!

It's enough produce and fruit to last me until next Tuesday.     Dinner tonight will some peas from Tuesday that we've not eaten along with new potatoes.     Dessert -- those luscious wild blackberries sprinkled with sugar and with a big pour of cream!

Farmer's Markets are such a vital part of the community and I am so thankful that we not only have ours but it has grown over the years.    It's a small but vibrant market each Tuesday and Saturday.

If you miss this Saturday, there's always next Tuesday evening -- starts at 4.    Be there early for there should be blackberries and the early bird doesn't get the worm at a farmer's market but they do get the pick of the best produce and sometimes all of the blackberries or whatever treasure there is at the market that day!


Marilyn Miller said...

Those berries made my heart happy to see. Now I am anticipating with joy berry season here in Oregon soon.

On Crooked Creek said...

YuM! We're having new potaotes with peas tomorrow, also! I'll be creaming ours as we picked up heavy cream today! Enjoy your BLT' favorite sandwich, hands down!!!

Erica (Irene) said...

Those berries sure look good.....I love Farmer's Markets. We have quite a few around the city here with fresh produce, due to being so close to the Niagara area with lots of farms. Which slowly are turning into wineries.
Nice post.....

podso said...

It sounds like you live in a smaller town where there is community and a wonderful farmer's market!

Rowan said...

That all looks so good. I can't believe that you have blackberries already, in the UK it's late August before they ripen, there aren't even flowers on the brambles yet.