Every Wednesday afternoon at your Wallingford Farmers Market is something special. From fresh, local food, to a picnic in the park, to a cooking demonstration from top local chefs right from the neighborhood, to great local performers who come to the Market to entertain you. Like Snake Suspenderz, who kept a throng of stroller-toting locals toe-tapping all afternoon last week while their spouses loaded up on produce! But the season is winding down, so don't dillydally and miss out altogether. We wrap the 2011 season on September 28th.
There always seems to be a line at Whidbey Island Ice Cream's cart. And it's no wonder. They are serving up little slices of frozen deliciousness on a stick! On a stick!!! And everything tastes better on a stick, right? So, if you put ice cream on a stick -- pure heaven!
Kids love dinosaurs. So why not add some dinosaur egg pluots to their lunch box? They are sweet, juicy and delicious, and they look as cool as their name. Tiny's Organic Produce has plenty of them right now!
This celery from Lee's Fresh Produce is as good as it gets. Celery is already a nutritional powerhouse, and it is a staple in most kitchens. But when it is this fresh and local, it tastes that much better, it crunches that much louder, and it is that much better for you!
Cherry bomb peppers (a.k.a., hot cherry peppers) are a mainstay of the Philadelphia sandwich diet, and they are favored pickled by Italians everywhere. They are a medium-high heat, with a thick flesh that, when pickled, slowly softens and becomes tender and delicious. And they are just one of the over 150 varieties of chili peppers grown by Alvarez Organic Farms.
Okay, perhaps not a lot of creative thinking went into naming these red gold nectarines from Lyall Farms. But really, who cares? I mean, you are going to eat them, not recite them! And eat them you will, enjoying their sweet flesh as juice dribbles down your chin. Life is good, even if some names are too simple.
To celebrate their new crop of sweet corn at Alm Hill Gardens, corny Carrie sported these ears of corn at Ballard Farmers Market on Sunday. Get it? Ears of corn? See, because corn comes on ears, and she's holding them up to her head like they're ears? See, that's a pun. Okay, I'll stop explaining it. But suffice it to say it is some seriously good corn. I know. I ate Carrie's right ear on Monday night!
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!