June 3rd: Peas, Fava Beans, Honey, Pizza & (maybe) Cherries

Isn't it amazing what a little (okay, a lot) of sunshine will do?  Suddenly, it seems like everything is available at Wallingford Farmers Market. This week, we've got peas, fava beans, strawberries and maybe even cherries.  The first baby summer squash of the season has arrived, too.

Speaking of fruits and vegetables, Chef Colin Patterson of Sutra Vegetarian Cuisine will be showing us how to use the market's vegetative bounty during his cooking demonstration today from 4-5 p.m.

Unfortunately, Wilson Fish will miss today's market due to a family emergency, but you will still find plenty of meat for the grill at Olsen and Sea Breeze, and grab some nice fat asparagus and young sweet onions for the barby while you're at it. With this heat, asparagus won't be around much longer, so enjoy it while you can.

Another way to avoid heating up your kitchen this week is to get salad mix from the Market -- see Alm Hill, Full Circle or Stoney Plains -- toss in some radishes, spring sweet onions and sugar snap peas, and side with whatever comes off the grill and some bread from Panzanella or Tall Grass.

And if you just don't want to put your own dinner together at all, try a made-to-order, take-and-bake pizza from 'Zaw. They've got lots of market-fresh toppings from our other vendors. Just get there early, as they sold out by 6:24 p.m. last week.

Don't forget you can cool off with some ice cream, or even some cold chocolate milk.  And Pasteria Lucchese has your dessert covered with lavender rice pudding. Or just cover some of Tiny's strawberries with Golden Glen Creamery's heavy cream. Yum!

The only reason you have this week to go to a grocery store is to stand in the freezer section to cool off. Everything else you need is right here at Wallingford Farmers Market, including breakfast! We've got eggs, and even granola at Tall Grass that you can top with milk from Golden Glen or Sea Breeze, and honey from Brookfield Farm.