Monday, September 20, 2010

Farmers Market Finds and the Weekly Menu 9/20 - 8/26/10

We are back! Matt is home from California, my cold is finally gone, fall has definitely fallen & we are feeling a renewed energy to get back into the kitchen.
It was so nice to get back to the Kingfield Farmers Market this weekend. This is such an amazing time to buy at the markets with the last of the summer crops still available & the best of the fall crops just starting to come in. Here's what we picked up for the next two weeks.
Carnival Squash - We discovered this little squash two years ago & love it. They are the perfect size for me to cook one up as a side dish for the two of us.

Sun Street Beer Bread - Made with Lift Bridge Farm Girl Saison. Looking forward to having thick slices of this with leftover chili for lunch.

Carrots - For curry & as a side with lunch

Butternut Squash - Haven't decided what I'll use this in yet but I couldn't resist the first one of the season.

Leeks - Also not sure what I'll use these in yet but I like having leeks around just like having onions on hand.

Parsnips - These will probably go into a stew as well as get roasted for side dishes.

Roma Tomatoes - I'll be cooking these down to a sauce today.

Onions & Garlic - Just the pantry staples

Brussels Sprouts - These will get roasted as a side dish this week

Sweet Potatoes - Peter at Peter's Pumpkins told me that MN doesn't have the best soil for growing sweet potatoes so I was glad to find one vendor selling them. These are a mixture of both the yellow & white fleshed varieties. I'll use some in curry & the rest just roast as a side or perhaps in stew.

The market only has a couple more weeks before closing for the season so we'll be stocking up on things like squash & garlic to keep us through the winter.

Farro with Italian Sausage, Chard & Tomatoes

Vegetable Curry Pot Pie

Meatball Sandwiches

Cranberry Tamales

Then we are heading up north to enjoy some of the fall color so I'll probably whip up a big pot of beef stew to take along with us.

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Thistlemoon said...

Have a great time leaf peeping!

Natasha @ Saved by the Egg Timer said...

I love when the huge headed Sunflower bouqets come to the farmers market! They are messy but worth it.

wacki04@TheKing'sCourt IV said...

Looks like a delicious menu! I'd love for you to come and share one of your recipes at What's Cooking Wednesday (!

Look forward to seeing you there!

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