Wednesday, June 9th: Chef Sara Moot, Organic Chicken, Snow Peas, Tomatoes & Cherries!

Chef Sara Moot returns to Wallingford Farmers Market today at 4 p.m. for another of her deliciously entertaining and informative cooking demonstrations. Come see what she can create on the fly from what she finds at the Market. And remember, if she can do it under a tent in a parking lot on two butane burners, exposed to what Mother Nature throws at us today, you can do it at home!

You are used to Tiny's fruit. And you probably enjoyed some of their veggies last season. But did you know that Tiny's is now raising certified organic chickens? You can fetch one of these tasty birds raised amidst their orchards in Central Washington today at your Wallingford Farmers Market.

Lyall Farms returns today for the 2010 season with their first harvest of early season Chelan cherries. And amen to that! Pick some up today, and jump start your summer out of this stubbornly wintery spring.

No , your eyes do not deceive you. This is fresh zucchini, from Full Circle Farms. Now, you know you will be inundated with zucchini from your neighbors' gardens come July. Why not enjoy some now, while it is still a novelty?

And how about some snow peas?! It really is beginning to feel like we're getting closer to summer when these beauties show up, and yet it is still cool enough that you will be fine with cooking some pasta in your kitchen to toss with these peas, and some of that zucchini from Full Circle.

Lucky for you, we've got your pasta covered, too, at your Wallingford Farmers Market. You have two choices, in fact. Grab some fresh pasta from Pasteria Lucchese, or you can get some of the lovely, fresh pasta above from La Pasta. La Pasta offers a nice variety of ravioli and sauces, too.

Of course, you will need a nice side salad to go with that pasta, right? How about some of this awesome spicy salad mix from Alm Hill Gardens? Talk about easy. Just throw in some radishes and carrots, and maybe some sugar snap peas -- Alm Hill has them all -- and toss with your favorite dressing. Fresh, local, delicious... and easy!

And get this: Billy's has tomatoes! Yup, they've got these big, juicy Big Beef tomatoes out of their greenhouses today, as well as a few other varieties to enjoy. You will just have to decide whether they are going in your salad or your pasta, or both.

And as always, there is still plenty of other stuff just waiting for you at your Wallingford Farmers Market this week. For a full accounting of what you will find, click on “What’s Fresh Now!” in the upper right-hand corner.