|Wowie, Wow Wow!|
As soon as the competition ended, the rain began to pour. I ran around like a crazy person collecting ingredients for my upcoming dinner party.
The produce was exceptionally beautiful Saturday. I was in awe of the gorgeous cabbage I found at the Iron Creek booth (above), and the humongous puff ball mushroom on display at the River Valley Ranch booth (below).
1st Orchard and Greenhouse's fresh apple cider?
One of the coolest finds of the morning were chestnuts still in their spiky capsule. I didn't know what I was going to to with these babies but I knew I had to have them. The chestnuts were grown by Hillside Orchards, who also had some nice chestnut preserves and apples for sale.
I found some to-die-for goat butter at Nordic Creamery. The flavor is similar to goat cheese, white as snow and simply delectable on a baguette. This is my new favorite butter, my previous favorite being Nordic Creamery's summer butter.
Ellis Family Farms booth were new-to-me and I am now torn as to which concord grape I like better. The green grape is milder than the purple variety, but they both taste like an entire orchard at first bite.
All in all it was quite an eventful day at the market, I'm glad I braved the weather. My harvest bowl is beaming this week...I can't wait to start cooking!