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I do heart the Carrboro Farmer’s Market

It’s Wednesday again, and that means Farmer’s market!  This week, I definitely feel like we’re edging into fall produce.  The tomatoes are on their way out and there was not a blueberry to be seen.   I indulged in some late season peaches to celebrate the end of summer.  They’ll be quite tasty with the greek yogurt that I am currently addicted to.
I also stocked my totes with: Fresh eggs, shitake mushrooms, eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, grape tomatoes, okra, kale, arugala, poblano peppers, peaches, spelt pitas, a sweet potato and pecan muffin and 2 cookies.
And I was unable to resist indulging in some Hot Chow Chow from the wonderful lady who also makes a delicious pepper jelly(Bonlee Grown Farm), and some Asiago Cheese by the Chapel Hill Creamery.

Wednesday Farmer’s Markets

Every Wednesday, 3 of my friends and I meet at the Carrboro Farmer’s Market to hang out and stock our larders.  We’ve been doing this for a few years, so we’ve gotten to know a lot of the awesome farmers and other crafters at the market.  Its our social event of our week.  Admittedly, many at the Market may think we’re a little crazy but we’re a nice crazy.
I don’t remember the exact amount I spent, but this past Wednesday I gathered into my totes: Tomatoes, cherry Cherokee tomatoes, poblano peppers, yellow squash, zucchini, eggplant, shitake mushrooms,basil, spicy greens, arugala, corn, fresh field peas(like black eyed), Wildflower honey, half a loaf of potato bread and some bright zinnias.  All for between $40-50.  Nice, huh?

So far I’ve made: Black been + zucchini + spicy greens with fresh guacamole burritos, arugala and tomato on potato bread sandwiches, fried eggplant with homemade pesto + cherokee tomatoes  and penne pasta.  Last night my culinary skills stretched to BBQ Tempeh with jambalaya rice + fresh field peas + Sauteed squash + sliced heirloom tomato.

I’ll be throwing that leftover BBQ tempeh in a tortilla with some spicy greens, tomatoes and greek yogurt for lunch.  Yum!

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