The weekend is a more flexible time for me to get my shopping done, since I work long hours during the week and can't make it to most farmers' markets as they seem to be during the afternoon on weekdays. In addition to the convenient time, I was also attracted to the fact that this farmers' market offered only organic produce.
Enough chit-chat, let's get to the goods. Here was my haul (Figure 1) for this week: hens' eggs, proscuitto and Crested Duck black hawaiian sea salt from The Farmer's Wife; kale, swiss chard and zucchini from Mott Family Farm; hydroponic tomatoes from Pucker Brush Farm out of Shelocta, PA; quails' eggs from Blackberry Meadows; and spring onions, broccoli and peas from Blue Goose Farm.
|Figure 1: Organic produce from Farmers@Firehouse on July 9, 2011.|
I was so taken with the fresh eggs that I had to share a photo of them as well (Figure 2). There were jumbo eggs or unclassified for sale. I went for the unclassified and I'm glad I did. I was so happy when I opened the box and saw an array of differently colored eggs of varying sizes. Also, when I cracked a couple to make scrambled eggs, the yolks were a rich orange-yellow color and so delicious.
|Figure 2: Fresh eggs from The Farmer's Wife. The inserted label states that these eggs are from hens that spend their days foraging on fresh grass :) I particularly love the pale blue eggs!|