Chef Amy McCray of Eva Restaurant returns today at 4 p.m. for another great cooking demonstration. Last August, she made us some amazing corn chowder. Well, there won't be sweet corn this year for quite a while still -- corn likes sun and warm weather -- but I'm sure Amy will concoct something to warm our bodies, and our spirits. And Amy always brings great ideas you can easily translate into your own kitchen at home.
Hey kids! It's blueberry season! Woohoo!!! Sidhu Farms has some of the first blueberries of the season for you today. Think of the pancakes. Think berries and cream. Think of the oatmeal. Think of the compote topping some delicious piece of meat from Olsen Farms. And blueberries are so easy to freeze, too, so you can enjoy them all winter. Just wash them, let them dry, and spread them out on a cookie sheet or baking dish and put them in the freezer. Once they're frozen, just slide them into freezer bags and back into the freezer, and they'll take care of you all winter long!
And if that weren't enough, it's now blackberry season, too! At Hayton Berry Farms. Hayton recently got their blackberry crop certified organic, and they are as good as ever. Top some vanilla ice cream. Make some jam or pie. Dress some salmon or halibut. Go nuts!
Have you met Red Owl Mushroom Farm? They grow these beautiful oyster mushrooms for you right here in Seattle, up in Lake City. You don't get much fresher or more local than that. Yup. One more thing to add to your farmers market shopping list today. At the rate we're going, working to make your Wallingford Farmers Market your one-stop mid-week grocer, soon you won't have to go to the Big Box Store at all!
Carrots are one of those crops that was seriously set back by our cold, wet spring. They have been exceptionally late in coming into the Market in abundance this year, but they're here now. Just look at these beauties from Alm Hill Gardens. And talk about sweet! The silver lining in the cold weather is sweeter carrots!
Spud nuts. The words speak for themselves. Of course, what they speak may vary from person to person. In this case, they should speak of the perfect little jewels of mixed new potatoes from Olsen Farms that are perfect in so many applications this time of year, from potato salads to roasted on the grill to just steamed and mashed with lots of good butter from Golden Glen Creamery.
And to finish this week's epistle, let us welcome back Billy's Garden today to your Wallingford Farmers Market. They are coming in with a nice selection of the heirloom tomatoes for which they are famous, as well as blueberries, apricots, wild arugula and more!
Of course, this is just a highlighting of what you will find today. 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, check out What’s Fresh Now!