Friday, September 17, 2010

Went to the vegetable fair

Friday afternoon we walked up to another one of the neighborhood farmers' markets, ostensibly in search of these amazing dill pickles one of the vendors produces. They were there, and we got not only pickles but also some delightful apple/ginger chutney. Beloved spouse noticed it, tasted it, and approved the purchase. Another guy was hawking his cheeses, several kinds of blue ones as well as what he called a "chevre-like" cheese, only made from sheep's milk instead of goat's. It was creamier and not as tangy as a chevre, and we got it to put in a salad the guy described to us.
Lots of produce stalls, and a handful of food offerings, such as Ethiopian and vegetarian; the pizza over people aren't there lately, having acquired their own permanent pizza place last year. They used to haul around a big clay oven to bake the pizza in, not sure if they do that for any of the markets anymore. This particular market will probably survive, unlike our own in Wallingford, which pretty much got squeezed to death by local merchants being pissy about parking spaces for one afternoon a week in the summer. Bad PR, and it makes one want to find out who griped, in order to boycott them.


Anonymous Phil said...

Weren't the pizza people there? Just on the other side of the Ethiopian guy?

Fun afternoon, good reason to play some hooky!

5:12 AM  
Blogger Springer Kneeblood said...

Ethiopian...every time you mention it in a post, my mouth waters. I love the kind of market you describe, but there are very few of them down here in the inferno.

6:22 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home