Sunshine, Delicious Dumplings, Swing & Smiles

If you missed the opening day of the 2009 season for Wallingford Farmers Market on May 20th, you missed all of these things. (Okay, maybe it was sunny where you were, too, but it couldn't have been brighter than it was at the Market.) Leif Totusek started off the 2009 season at Wallingford Farmers Market on a sweet note. Photo copyright 2009 by Zachary D. Lyons.

Opening day began bathed in the gorgeous guitar work of Leif Totusek, who played for the first hour and a half. The new season also came with many new vendors, including the delicious cheeses of Port Townsend's Mt. Townsend Creamery, made-to-order, take-and-bake pizzas covered with market-fresh ingredients from 'Zaw, and beautiful meats, wine, cheese, raw milk, and more from Sea Breeze.


Chef Rachel Yang from Joule Restaurant performed the first cooking demonstration of the 2009 season. Photo copyright 2009 by Zachary D. Lyons.

Chef Rachel Yang of Joule Restaurant launched the 2009 season with another of her brilliant cooking demonstrations. She made three simple and elegant dishes from market ingredients that anyone will be able to replicate at home, including Sea Breeze Sausage & Alm Hill Kale Dumplings, Stoney Plains Rhubarb Compote with Mt. Townsend Cirrus and Alvarez & Alm Hill Spring Vegetable Kimchi. Look for recipes here on the blog soon.

Chef Rachel Yang's Sea Breeze Sausage & Alm Hill Kale Dumplings. Yum! Photo copyright 2009 by Zachary D. Lyons.

After a long, dark, cold wet winter, Market vendors are just as happy as Market shoppers to welcome the new season at Wallingford Farmers Market.

Crystal brightens up the Tall Grass tent on opening day, clearly happy to be welcoming a new year at the Wallingford Farmers Market. Photo copyright 2009 by Zachary D. Lyons.

Opening day was capped off with the big band sounds of The Mood Swings. This dynamic bunch of gals filled the Market with luscious music why Market shoppers danced in the aisles and market staff and vendors snapped their fingers and tapped their feet.

The Mood Swings got the whole joint moving. Photo copyright 2009 by Zachary D. Lyons.

Are you serious? You actually missed all this? Well, don't make that mistake again. See you at the Wallingford Farmers Market every Wednesday from 3-7 p.m. until the end of September. Don't let this weekly recount mock you again!