In May 7th’s box we had quite the bevy of greens.
- Green stemmed bok choy
- Napa cabbage
- Curly kale – used for smoothies and an olive/tomato pasta sauce
- Sugar snap peas
- Red potatoes – became chorizo and potato, one of my new favorite easy dishes
- Spring onions – so crisp, tender, and tasty!
- Pink beefsteak tomatoes – lots of taste, less acidity than the brighter red tomatoes also sold by this farmer. I used these in a Kenyan recipe I’ll post soon!
- Lettuce mix
- Head of cabbage
- Bunch of spring onions
- Quart of white potatoes
- 1 lb of peas, unshelled
Finally, my trip to the farmer’s market was capped off by a delicious excursion to The Pig’s mobile hot dog stand. Sam always does such a good job and given that week’s special, I just couldn’t resist.
Can you see it there on the bottom? That’s a homemade bacon pimento cheese hot dog on a freshly baked bun. Their pigs are local, pasture-raised, antibiotic and hormone free. Glorious!
If you’re ever at the Carrboro Farmer’s Market on Wednesday afternoon be sure to check out Sam and his great hot dogs — or go to the restaurant and try all his fantastic offerings! Surprisingly enough he actually has a great selection of vegetarian food items, as well. And if you’re curious, hit up their Facebook page for the Farmer’s Market special.