If you missed the Wallingford Farmers Market on June 17th, you missed the first raspberries of the season at both Alm Hill and Sidhu. Yes, it seems our seasons did a major flip on us, and now, instead of things being weeks late, they are coming on early, and that includes raspberries. I am trying to remember the last time we had strawberries, raspberries and cherries all filling the markets by mid-June, and honestly, I cannot.
Another entrée into the Market this week was squash blossoms. Just look at these beauties from Alvarez. They are just begging to be stuffed and fried.
As if the great food isn't enough to bring me back to the Market every week, I also love just how beautiful it all is, and how creatively our farmers display it. Summer Run is one farm that has always set a gorgeous display of abundance. And just check out Summer Run's cascading display of peas.
Speaking of great displays, Chef Dustin Ronspies of Art of the Table was up to his usual display of antics during his cooking demonstration. I think he made enough salad to feed the whole neighborhood.
Stoney Plains had the first green beans of the season -- the highly prized French harricot verts, a very thin, dark green bean with a bold flavor and a nice crunch.
Full Circle Farm proudly displayed some precious gold roots on the 17th -- golden beets and yellow carrots.
And Pasteria Lucchese introduced us to their latest creation -- Hot Chili Pepper Chocolate Mousse, or chocolate elephant, as I liked to call it as a child. Oh, baby, is this stuff good.
The goodness keeps on rolling into Wallingford Farmers Market, whether or not you make it here. Don't miss another week, lest your neighbors enjoy all the deliciousness without you.