Silly me. It was just last week that I was pondering whether or not we would see sweet corn at all this year at our Wallingford Farmers Market, and low and behold, Alvarez Organic Farms shows up with this sweet corn! And spectabulous sweet corn it is. Not only that, but they also showed up with watermelons and pickling cukes, and this week, they expect to have eggplant and maybe some sweet peppers! This year will never cease to confound and amaze me.
See Chef Dustin shop. Shop, Dustin, shop. Shop. Shop, Dustin!
Are you a chef, or do you know one? Well, we make it easy for chefs to pickup what local deliciousness they need for their menus by reserving 3-3:30 p.m. just for them, and by offering access to many of the finest food producers in the state. Chefs can stop by for that last minute menu addition, to supplement an ingredient they've run out of, or they can plan ahead and place a full order with one of our farmers and just swing in and pick it up, easy peasy.
Be like Dustin. Make it a local menu from your Wallingford Farmers Market!
Clayton from Alm Hill Gardens is raving today on our Facebook page about the fact that they will have all four major berries today at your Wallingford Farmers Market: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries! Indeed, I had the honor of visiting Alm Hill Gardens just yesterday, and on your behalf, I did some quality control. Holy flippity flop, them's some fine berries -- acres and acres of them. You know, they grow most of them under high-tunnels, which not only results in an earlier harvest, but it apparently helps this northern-most of farms (they're just over three miles from Canada in Whatcom County) have perhaps the sweetest berries around. And they're organic! They grow lots more, of course, like some amazing beefsteak tomatoes, which they'll also have plenty of today, too, and the sweetest summer squash, the magda, I've ever tasted.
This jersey cow yogurt from Silver Springs Creamery was judged the best in North America at the 2010 American Cheese Society Awards. It is amazing. And while in Whatcom County yesterday, I also visit Eric at the dairy. You know, when you see the healthy cows and goats, the pristine, salmon safe creek through the property, the lush, green pastures, and you meet the caring Sundstrom family and their incredibly friendly animals -- they all came up to say hello and get a pet -- you realize that you are someplace special, and you understand how that can translate into the best local milk, yogurt and cheese anywhere. If you haven't tried Silver Springs's products, do yourself a favor and try them today. You'll never go back to big dairy products again!
Short and sweet this week, as I am catching up from my trip north -- on work and sleep! 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!