Farmers Market Fare 4

asparagus.jpgNow, you would think on the first weekend of May, we would not be shivering from cold while we gathered fresh produce at the market, but its been a different season here, and weeks in, we are still lagging in temperatures and abundance. I keep hoping for a beautiful spring day to enjoy outside at the market, and well, I am still hoping.

In the meantime, we dress warm and console ourselves with purple and green asparagus, arugula, spring onions, herbs, lettuces and spinach.

Around the country, other markets are filled with spring’s freshest. Entries for this week’s Farmers Market Fare after the jump.


Lisa Spinelli presents The 100 Mile Diet | Greener Pastures: Personal Finance posted at Greener Pastures: Personal Finance, saying, “How a novice slowly comes to terms with eating locally.” The post includes a link to the 100 Mile Radius Finder for the USA and Canada.


Sahara Reins presents What to do with Rooster Spurs posted at Fowl Visions.

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Sara Ost presents Seasonal Eating: Roasted Beets (Plus Seven Tasty Suggestions) posted at Eco Salon.

Joy Weese Moll presents How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Whole Chickens posted at The Spiral of Seasons.

valereee presents Sorrel soup posted at Cincinnati Locavore, saying, “Sorrel is in season now and available at the farmers’ markets!”

Jen at Modern Beet is making Quick Kohlrabi Pickles this week.

Manjula Jain presents Vegetable (Navratan) Korma posted at Manjula’s Kitchen.

Sarah presents Eating Well On Your Budget Vacation posted at The Eclectic Female. The post offers a reminder that it can be rewarding to look for local foods even when you are far from your home market.

Rose at A Little Bit of Green is serving “All Purpose Farmers Market Dip” this week. The recipe is for a delicious dip that can be served with almost any of the vegetables in season right now.

Thanks, everyone, for participating. You can share your eating local journey with us each week by submitting your post url on local food to farmerfare [at] gmail [dot] com. Or, you can submit at the tool on blog carnival.

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