Sunday, May 3, 2009

Springtime Farmer's Market

It’s almost time for the farmer’s markets to begin! Pretty soon, we’ll be able to go out on a Saturday morning and pick up some fresh and local berries, beans, cucumbers, eggplant… but in the meantime, we took a drive over to the Winter/Spring Farmer’s Market in Pawtucket last weekend.

We were pleasantly surprised by the number of vendors! Here’s a short list of our favorites:

Narragansett Creamery: The Best Ricotta in the World. That’s what the woman standing next to us said. And… I imagine she’s right. It was definitely the best I’ve ever had. That night, Melissa made us some spaghetti with her sauce, and a little ricotta mixed in. It really was unbelievable. But probably the best way to really get the whole ricotta experience was when we mixed it up with a little sugar and dipped strawberries in it. Wow.

Allen Farms: Have you ever had pea greens? Neither had I, until I stopped by this booth. These are from snow peas, and we were won over immediately. We scooped up a container, and also a pot of cat grass for Dave – which he loves. We used the pea greens in a salad with spinach, kalamata olives, cucumbers and feta from Narragansett Creamery. We’ll definitely be buying these again.

Barden Family Orchard
: We grabbed some apples – I wish I could remember what kind they were. Guess we’ll have to go back and get more.

Stony Hill Cattle Company: While Melissa wandered over to Purple Pear of Providence, I took some time talking to the ladies here – and ended up with a Porterhouse steak. It’s in the freezer still, but I’m going to grill it up soon.

The Spring/Winter Farmer’s Market runs through the end of May.

Hope Artiste Village
1005 Main St.Pawtucket

Several other farmer’s markets begin in May. Click here for a list.

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