Yesterday we went to the last of the winter/springtime farmers mkt in RI. We bought tomatoes,cucumber,eggplant,turnips,plants,spinach and asparagus. All of this in May from Wishing stone farm in Little Compton RI. Greenhouses are a great thing. I will use these in our first One Local Summer meal of the year.
Tonights dinner a chorizo frittata made with local bantam eggs from Joe's brother and local chorizo and chives from the yard and a little no local red pepper and non local spagetti. Also a side dish of asparagus grown at the old barnstable county farm now run by cape cod organics. This meal was a nice light summer meal.photo of eggs shows the size difference between the regular chicken eggs and the bantams.
Today I was heading to the cape for a meeting,I had read that Orleans farmers market was opening today. There was quite a lot available Lettuce,leeks,scallions,radishes,kale,rhubarb, plants, and shitake logs. I bought one now I have two so a better chance of harvesting enough at one time to do something with them. Then I picked up some more barnstable grown asparagus that is so unbelievable fresh. After my meeting in Dennis off to Dartmouth for farmers market, also a historical reenactment camp, and farm tour of Alderbrook farm. What a great day. Tommorow we feast on asparagus and hope for a cold day this week for kale soup.
This weeks local foraging, steamer clams and Morel mushrooms, only three mushrooms so far. This is our third year having them in our front lawn but top amount was probably 6 or 7. We will have the clams with some corn I canned last year and homemade brown bread with local cornmeal and whole wheat from Maine. I am hoping to get out in the woods this week to see what I can forage, i think it is great fun to find free food. I have stored the mushrooms in a paper bag in the refrigerator hoping to have enough to actually make something.