We’re headed down to the Barrie Farmer’s Market first thing in the morning Saturday after heading out to Heritage Hill Farm (our CSA Farm) .
We didn’t have enough time to head to the Orillia Farmers Market this week (which is bigger and offers more) as Mrs. Foodie had family visiting from Ottawa, but still managed to pick up enough produce to get us through the week :)
Still VERY dry in the Barrie area lately and most of the local produce is pretty scrawny…
July 7 th —
Here’s what we picked up from the CSA Farm for Week 3 (still only $10 per week!):
Garlic Scapes (only a few, probably the last we’ll see)
1 bag assorted greens
1 bag mustard greens
1 bag bok choy
1 bag of very large peas (different variety this week)
1 bunch small green onions
about 12 baby (golf ball size) potatoes
1 quart strawberries (getting near the end of strawberry season!)
Assorted herbs (basil, chives, thyme, mint, etc)
Still a little light, but the lack of rain is to blame there.
Still hoping for radishes, cucumber, tomatoes, or broccoli etc soon!
I was excited to see purple potatoes in the mix. These were too small to do much with, but they will get bigger. I was introduced to purple (or blue) potatoes in university and can attest that this tasty potato can be quite shocking when served as mashed potatoes (or shepherd’s pie) and makes a great addition (and conversation piece) to any guest dinner!
We made a delicious stir fry using a little bit of everything this week (except the greens and strawberries; which were mixed together and served separately!) I’ve never used bok choy in a stir fry previously but it made a great addition to the dish.