ACMA Orchards won the prize for first cherries of the season on Wednesday, June 3rd, with this gorgeous crop of Burlatt cherries, a slightly tart yet plenty sweet early cherry. But if you missed the market this week, you missed them, too.
Of course, strawberry season continues to progress, too, and Alm Hill won the prize for the first Westside strawberries of the season. Of course, Alm Hill was also rocking the broccoli on June 3rd. Just look at this beautiful broccoli. (Not to mention, though I guess I just did, the lovely Carrie, doing a far better Vanna White than Vanna ever did, don't you think?)
I like to sauté broccoli with some bacon from Sea Breeze, some fresh garlic and some crushed red pepper, then toss it with fusilli for a simple but delicious entrée.
Getting back to the theme of red things at the market, check out this rhubarb from Stoney Plains. The chefs have been going bonkers with rhubarb recipes lately, including Chef Colin Patterson of Sutra Vegetarian Cuisine, who made a rhubarb-sunchoke soup during his cooking demonstration on June 3rd. Look for that recipe here soon.
And for one last burst of red, how about this magnificent red chard from Full Circle Farm. Talk about simple and delish, just sauté these lovely leaves and stalks with garlic in a little olive oil until the leaves wilt, and serve. They are so tender and so sweet, and I'd eat them every night, if it wasn't for all those other incredible things to eat at the Market.
Don't miss another week of the Wallingford Farmers Market.