Veg*n Cooking and Other Random Musings: Weekly Local Booty - Garden Grub, CSA, and Farmer's Market - August 8, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Weekly Local Booty - Garden Grub, CSA, and Farmer's Market - August 8, 2009

Yesterday was one of the hottest days of the year, so that made our trip to the farmer's market a bit less pleasant than usual, but the variety available at market during the height of summer makes all the sweating and heat worth it. We even got a bit more garden grub this week. I think our chiles are finally starting to take off, though our tomatoes are suffering horribly from "brown thumb" and too much rain.

Anyways, check out our garden grub for this week:

12 more ripe cayennes to add to our ristra!

3/4 lb. Clemson Spineless Okra. We are going to have some fried okra with brunch and I am also making an Asian dish tonight I think some of this might find its way into.

And onto week 13 of our DanJo Farms quarter CSA share:

Starting from the bottom right: long green beans, a zucchini, a cucumber, a yellow pepper, an eggplant, a green bell pepper, and beet greens.

Here is this week's farmer's market haul. I don't remember exactly what this ran us, but I know it was less than $30.

Starting from the bottom right: epazote, 6 jalapenos, a quart of spicy, beautiful, and perfectly rip New Mexico chiles, 3 red bell peppers, 6 ears of sweet corn, yukon gold potatoes, red boiler onions, two yellow onions, and 4 tomatoes. Not pictured is a bunch of cilantro that for some reason didn't make it into the photo.

We have some tasty eats in the works this week.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend - I wish it weren't almost over!

'Til next time.


Heather @ SGF said...

I've never had okra, which is strange because it's one of the most popular veggies here in the south. How do you fry yours?

Anonymous said...

Don't hate me, but I am ready for fall! It is hot and humid here as well, and by the time I got back from the farmers market carrying all of my bags, I was a huge sweaty mess (and walking into my non-ACed apt is no treat, either!)! Yuck! Oh, and I thought my shoulders were going to fall off from lugging home all of my delicious produce...but it was all SO worth it!

Okra! YUM. I love okra, and I am sure no matter what you do with it, it will be great!

Stay cool...

Anonymous said...

I'm travelling now, but am excited to see how my okra are doing when I get home - they were just starting to come out when I left. I love the pics of your peppers - and looking forward to see what you make with them.

SusanB said...

We love okra too -- and have harvested over two weeks a whole five pods. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

Ever tried grilled okra? Just toss it with some olive oil, s+p, then skewer it and grill. (I've found that using two skewers per set of okra keeps them neat and tidy and easier to control.) Yay produce!

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