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Freshly Picked

July 19, 2011

Early in the season we noticed that we passed a market garden, Treasure Valley Markets,  on one of our nest routes, which we were very excited about.  The nest we monitored near there failed, unfortunately, so we didn’t pass as often anymore, but recently Mara saw that the sign said this:

We knew that we needed to make time in our schedule to pick some strawberries, and on Saturday, we did.

They also had potatoes available, and rhubarb, so we got those as well.  For supper I made maple salmon, the melt-in-your-mouth new potatoes, and a strawberry-spinach salad with ricotta.  (The ricotta wasn’t very good on it,  I’d recommend goat cheese instead.)

Mmmm….

Mara took care of dessert, with strawberry-rhubarb crisp.

(The crisp topping was the same as here, doubled and without the nutmeg.)

Also mmmm….

We will hopefully make a return trip soon, and I hope they have more kinds of produce  (raspberries, perhaps) available before I leave at the end of the month.

What local foods are you eating these days?

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 19, 2011 8:25 pm

    I just ate some raspberries from my backyard….doesn’t get much more local than that! And the neighbors have a HUGE rhubarb plant that they said I can take some off. I may have to try your strawberry rhubarb crisp with all my u-pick strawberries that I have.

    I also tried garlic scapes for the first time from the farmers market on Sat. Interesting. Good, but interesting. And we bought some local ground chicken burgers. Best chicken EVER.

  2. Jennie Frances permalink
    July 20, 2011 6:59 pm

    We have wild strawberries this year with all the rain. We will be lucky if we ever get any fresh potatoes. The plants are pathetic so far!!

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