Today was the first day of the 2010 Farmer's Market season. I have been counting down the days for the market since January. At 7 this morning John & I were in the car headed downtown to get our Farmer's Market on.
John has been telling everyone that he was not looking forward to getting up early on a Saturday for the Farmer's Market. I don't believe him. Everyone loves the Farmer's Market - especially after a stop at Java Joe's for a cup of coffee.
There are a lot of local veggies at the market already. Onions, asparagus, spinach, and lettuce are all in. I plan to buy most of my veggies at farmer's markets this year. I picked up some asparagus and plan to sauté it in a little bit of soy sauce and olive oil for lunch tomorrow.
After picking up hot dogs, sausage, and bacon (oh, how I have missed buying directly from Cleverly Farms) we headed on to pick up some breakfast. It was at breakfast where I discovered my new farmer's market love - Gooners. Gooners are crab rangoons, but instead of crab there is another tasty treat. they have bacon and jalapeño, cherry, and my personal favorite - peanut butter. Its like fried, crunchy peanut butter frosting that is dipped in strawberry jam. I don't care how far I have to run to burn these off - I will be having them every week they are at the market.
I am so glad the market is open again. It is the highlight of my weekend May-October. We're celebrating the opening of the market by grilling hotdogs (for me), and hamburgers topped with chipotle goat cheese (for John - the goat cheese was one of his purchases).