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Okra or Weed?

It seems that some people have a hard time telling the difference between an okra plant and a plant that is a bit more smoke-able.  Click below for this hilarious article. 

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Wednesday Farmer’s Market

Its been awhile since I’ve shared photos of my bounty from the Carrboro Farmer’s Market.  I go each week and always manage to spend all of my money! This week was a bit nostalgic.  All the vendors have been watching my belly grow all summer.  Every week, they comment on how it’ll be any day now.   Today, I was agreeing.  Maybe this baby will be on time, come on Monday, and I’ll be back shopping for fresh veggies by the next week.  I can be optimistic, right?
I do love that in a small town, you can see the same people week after week, and watch their lives change bit by bit.  Makes me feel part the bigger moving picture of life.

This week’s bounty:

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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