Waiting for the market truck to come tomorrow. Did beef stew with freshly harvested potatoes, carrots, turnip and parsnips last week. So delicious and the vegestables had travelled an hour instead of a week. Local farms flourished in this amazingly hot summer. Long hours of sunlight are helping for an early and rich harvest. Brocoli and cauliflower are massive, and beets are just begging to be bottled. Can’t wait for the LA Farm truck to come from Gambo.
Even my own little garden is giving me cherry tomatoes, peas and beans enough to have me planning next year already.
Some markets, like the Fogo Island Market are a joint venture with baked goods, jams and pickles as well as local produce. There’s even locally roasted coffee beans imported from more exotic climes. Future site of Flat Earth Coffee Company
Fresh and dried locally grown herbs are also available and the vegetables are both traditional and a bit exotic with kolrabi and purple cabbage and cheddar cheese coloured cauliflower.
Some people feel local is more expensive but carrots and potatoes that just need to be washed rather than peeled have no waste and more nutrients than those that toured the U.S. or at least 3 or 4 provinces. Farmers work hard and deserve a wage too. If it was easy, we’d all be doing it.
Inch by inch, row by row, these are the veggies that will make us grow. Winston’s garden video