The Haul from the Farmer’s Market

Here’s my haul from the Farmer’s Market in Hartford today.  Not too many veggies yet – mostly rhubarb, greens, and asparagus.  The little plastic container is black pepper chevre, and if you look closely you can see that it’s sitting on top of a dozen eggs.  The apples are obviously from last fall, but I got 7 lbs for $3, so tomorrow I’m going to make applesauce.  We’ll have the asparagus and mesclun with dinner tonight.  I’m still not sure what I’m going to do with the rhubarb-  last week I made pie, so this week I want to try and do something else. 

My snow peas started blooming last week!  I anticipate a lot of stir-fries 🙂  Granted, that’s really not much of a change.  I do a lot of stir-fries anyway.  I’m just hoping I can get the other members of my household to eat the snow peas instead of picking them out.  It’s not that they mind the flavor, it’s that they find them too “stringy.”  Maybe that’s just the supermarket variety – maybe the fresh garden snow peas will be OK!

I have no idea what happened to this poor lettuce!  It looks trampled, rather than bitten.  Usually rain will only flatten them out – I’ve never seen it break a plant off like this!  I guess we’ll be having garden lettuce a little earlier than we’d anticipated!

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