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Sunday at the Market

09 Nov

I finally made it to the Dupont farmer’s market yesterday. It was my first stop and it was a beautiful day in Washington, DC. I spent a good portion of my Saturday evening looking through a cookbook that I checked out from the library. I copied out a few recipes and figured that I would make whichever ones I could find the ingredients for at the farmer’s market on Sunday. Since I didn’t make a list nor did I write down the recipes this become my most expensive trip to the farmer’s market.

It’s just a fun place to go. I always run into people I know. The farmers are so nice and there are tons of samples to try as you walk around. By the time I left the market I had bought:

  1. Broccoli
  2. Cauliflower
  3. Dill
  4. Sweet Potatoes
  5. Tomatoes – I was really excited to find bright red tomatoes
  6. Spinach
  7. Red onions
  8. Carrots

It was great. Then I went to Safeway to pick up a few other things that they didn’t have at the market. The Safeway was not nearly as crowded as the farmer’s market, but it also wasn’t as social. People don’t meet at Safeway and wonder around together. I got everything I needed but it was dark and had narrow aisles.

Then I got home and I made Broccoli soup and this pasta dish from the cookbook.

I can enjoy of the fruits (and vegetables) of my farmer’s market experience all week- mostly because I cooked enough for a large dinner party and its only me for dinner.

 

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2009 in food, Sustainable Agriculture

 

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