Saturday, June 7, 2008

Union Square Farmer's Market


Anna and I trekked over to Union Square in Somerville for the first market of the season (for Union Square - Copley and City Hall have been open for several weeks). I don't have a whole lot of experience with farmer's markets and local produce, but even I can tell that it's on the early side for New England farming. There were about half a dozen stalls: 3 of them selling produce, 2 bakeries, 1 for meat(beef, pork, and lamb), and another one or two focused more on gardening (potted herbs and the like). As far as the available produce, it was mainly lettuce and other salad greens... only one vendor had asparagus and another had snap peas(though sold out before we could snag any)... there was rhubarb, radishes, bok choy in abundance.

Here is our haul... cost about $20-25 I think. Locally made chocolate, a loaf of sourdough, 2 bunches of asparagus, bok choy, radishes, and lettuce. We haven't decided what we are going to make with it, though a salad is likely to be on the menu, but Anna is going to pick up some "seasonal recipes" cookbooks are the library this afternoon to help with ideas.