Wednesday, July 14th: Tilth's Larkin Young Demos, Lot's Of Summer Deliciousness For All!

Larkin Young, Chef de Cuisine at Tilth, returns to your Wallingford Farmers Market for another one of his fun, creative and informative cooking demonstrations today at 4 p.m. Last year, he wowed us with all things pickled. This year, he sounds determined to show us all how to juice the bounty of the Market using nothing but elbow grease!

I bet Larkin will be squishing the bejeezus out of some berries today. And Sidhu has an awesome selection to choose from. They've got raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries right now. Yeah, baby.

Olsen Farms has a great selection of pastured pork and grass-fed beef products from which to choose right now. From chops to ham to bacon to sausages and steaks; roasts and salamis and more. Olsen has everything you need to add delicious, healthy and humanely raised protein to your summertime barbecues or hikes.

Alvarez Organic Farms is your source for great organic dried beans, from kidneys to garbonzos to peanuts. But for a very brief period every year, Alvarez actually offers its garbonzo beans fresh! And now is that time. Come pickup a bush of beans today, and have some fun with this rare treat.

I love it when I see something I hadn't expected from Alm Hill Gardens -- something that seems a little late in the season -- and Clayton tells me something like, "Yeah, I was hiking around the farm and I found this field of..." whatever it is. Well, that is exactly what happened when I saw this rhubarb on this tables at Ballard Farmers Market this past Sunday. So, hey, it is not too late for that strawberry, rhubarb crisp you are craving!

Last week, the last thing you could think about was cooking pasta in the 90+ heat. But things have mellowed significantly with our Pacific Ocean air conditioning working well every night to cool us down. So check out some of the lovely pastas from La Pasta today. Their wonderful noodles and raviolis make for a quick, easy and delicious meal tossed with fresh herbs and veggies from the Market.

Whether we use them in salads, roast them, grill them, juice them, soup them or just eat them whole, there is no denying how much we all love carrots. And just take a gander at these beauties from Summer Run. Remember to get enough of them so that no matter what you are preparing with them, there will be enough left after all those you eat straight out of the bag before you even get home!

Of course, this is just a highlighting of what you will find today for your weekend festivities, and for the rest of the week. 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.