Saturday, July 11, 2009

July is Bustin' Out All Over!

So much new stuff at the farmer's market today, we didn't even know where to turn. Broccoli is out, new potatoes and carrots, corn. Alongside the still-fairly-new cherries, blueberries, summer squash, cucumbers, and so forth, it's hard to know where to begin.

We definitely got some broccoli, which we can throw in a tasty tasty frittata, and some corn. It's chowder for dinner tonight. The Kilpatrick share came with a bag of basil and a head of lettuce today, and we got some peas (though not as many as last week!) as well. We got baby squash, fully-grown yellow squash, new potatoes, cucumbers, and green beans.

I make a fairly light corn chowder without a lot of thickening. It'll have lots of good Battenkill milk, Sheldon corn, and shallots from Kilpatrick.

We had a similar if less diverse haul from the market last week, and we've spent all week at Fawn's eating a giant load of peas and squash. We've steamed it, sauteed it, and the other night, Fawn sauteed it with baby portabello mushrooms and shallots. Awesome.

Black-caps have still been coming in, and I've just been letting the kids snack on them. Baking them into desserts makes more interesting blogging, but less nutritional sense. We tried blueberry picking with all of the kids, but found that a) the blueberries aren't quite ready on any large scale yet, and b) some of the children liked it much better than others. My two-year-old tried to insist on being carried, and wound up sitting on the ground wailing most of the time.

My daughter Emma and J's eight-year-old son, though, were practically unstoppable. We actually had a hard time getting them back out of there. So, next time, we'll bring some and leave others behind. I think it's gonna be a pretty good time.

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