Finally - I made it to the Seaport Farmers Market. It's been so long that my friends called me "stranger"! Honestly, I was so excited, I didn't know where to begin. Somehow, after a cup of Steve 'O Reno's coffee to wake me up and get me to focus, I managed to bring home a wonderful stash of goodies. Aren't you pea green with envy?
The last time I was there was late September (it feels like an eternity ago) and I saw the first Fall pumpkins, no bigger than a kolrabi...
... today, I was greeted by these beauties at 6:45 AM! You can see that it was pitch black out when I arrived. No wonder I needed coffee. And now... let me take you on a tour.
The first two stops Sweet William's Sausages, and Getaway Farm always look better when cooked, so stay tuned to find out what I do with them... the sausages - lamb pesto & turkey fennel; the meat - Chris is out of hangar steak, so I'll have to preorder for next time. No problem - flank steak will be perfect.
On to The Fish Shop, where Peter Boudreau educated me on sustainable fishing, and knew the provenance of everything on ice. I ended up with halibut fillet so fresh it almost flapped! Well, okay, fins are gone, but it was caught yesterday by line fishing and Peter filleted it last night.
I made this awesome Lemon Pepper Crusted Halibut from The Ocean Wise Cookbook: Seafood Recipes That Are Good For The Planet, where you can learn all about sustainable fishing and simple ways to enjoy the rewards. You can read my review here.
Brussels sprouts will go beautifully roasted with pancetta
Russet apples - I love them so much, I might not even share!
Eggs from Ran-Cher Acres and Bread from Julien's is always a given and I couldn't wait to get home for some breakfast... fried eggs - check out that gorgeous colored yolks and crusty toasted sourdough to sop it up.
...dessert... for breakfast, you say? Yes when it's fresh honeycomb spread on more toast!
Which still leaves a visit to Waldegrave Organic Farm for some gorgeous winter mix salad greens and...
Check out these watermelon radishes. So stunning to look at and quite mild in flavor. They'll be perfect as a crudites with some thick wonderful dip.
Well, time for a snack.. some Ran-Cher goat cheese and bread? or a Grilled Rosemary Ham & Cheese on more of Julien's crusty bread.
What's your favorite Fall delicacy?