It is Wednesday, which means, of course, that I went to the Peterborough Downtown Farmers’ Market.
And how was the market?
It was hot.
So hot that the greens were wilting and the asparagus was steaming itself. So hot that there was as much ice being stuffed in hats and shirts (and in one case a bra) than in the glasses of Kyoto Coffee lemonade.
It was so hot that the Gaelic Garlic folks switched accents from Scottish to Jamaican (ok, so that one isn’t true).
I snapped a few pictures, of course.
But before I get to the pictures a bit of news on the www.mykawartha.com Farm to Table blog and on the Peterborough This Week column:
I’m going to be featuring a “What to look for at Market” piece each Tuesday in the blog. It will give you a heads-up about the weekly Market guest chef, as well as what you might find produce-wise. It’s been an odd growing season, though, so don’t complain too much if I guess wrong on some fruit/veggie availability.
In the column, look for a feature on the Gaelic Garlic (with a recipe for pickled garlic scapes) this week-end. On July 1st, I’ll be telling the story of McLean’s Berry Farm and offering up a strawberry recipe (not sure what, yet). On July 15th, I’ll be talking to Brad Watt from Rare Grill House and learning how to BBQ the perfect steak.
In a few minutes, I’ll be updating the blog with some burger grilling tips.
Now, on to the sultry, sweaty Farmers’ Market.