Today was the first day of the Winter Market! It was nice to be inside out of the cold weather – and it’s going to get worse before it gets better!
There are so many more vendors this winter than there were last winter, which makes sense since last year was the inaugural year. Today we found a mushroom vendor! I am SO EXCITED! I love me some mushrooms. I will have to take pictures next week. One of the mushrooms they had was called the “pom-pom” mushroom. It was furry-looking and I don’t know if I could ever bring myself to eat it!
Our loot from today:
- 1/2 gallon of apple cider and one tomato from Migliorelli Farm
- 2 1/2 gallons of reduced fat milk and 1 pint of chocolate milk from Battenkill Creamery
- A little more than 1/4lb of crimini mushrooms from Madura Farm
- 2 pie pumpkins from Barber Farm
- 3 1/2 lbs of fresh Kansas-City style pork ribs from Sweet Tree Farm
- 1 cheese danish from Our Daily Bread
Yea, we spent a lot of money this week – but there was FRESH pork! Oh yum. We made the best dinner with it today, barbecuing it in this hard apple cider sauce we bought from Indian Ladder Farms when we were there for apple picking last month.
We finally cooked up the Adirondack red potatoes we bought from the market a few weeks ago. These are so cool looking I think!
And together with some freshly-pulled carrots from our garden, we had our wholly local meal!
Oh gosh, it was so good!
For this week’s menu:
Sunday – Barbecued Kansas-style pork ribs with carrots and Adirondack red potatoes
Monday – homemade pizza with canned tomato sauce, local cheese, crimini mushrooms
Tueday – Cheese omelets made with local eggs, cheese, fresh parsley and crimini mushrooms
Wedsnesday – Already made Lobster Ravioli from Trader Joe’s with leftover clam sauce
Thursday – TJ’s butternut squash soup with local bread
Friday – Eat out
As you can see, Sunday nights are always the “big meal” in our house. We’re far too busy the rest of the week to put as much effort in usually. 🙂