We made a quick trip to the Orenco Farmer’s Market this morning. It’s a small market with only a few produce vendors, but we scored lots of good Summer treasures.
(Imagine these babies roasted with some olive oil, salt, and a little rosemary. Mmmmmm.)
I also made a produce-buying-breakthrough! Every year, determined to make this roasted beet salad, I buy beets. And then, they sit there and slowly perish in our crisper, because as much as I like roasted beet salad, I really don’t like the mess and hassle of dealing with said beets.
So this year, I’ll just photograph the dang beets and remember the salad fondly.
Aren’t these artichokes gorgeous? A little too spendy just yet, but soon, we shall feast.
I overheard a woman wondering aloud how fava beans are cooked, and for perhaps the second time ever, I actually had a business card in my bag when I needed one. And I was able to say, “I have a video about that on the internet!”
Only later did it occur to me that this was possibly nerdy enough to tip the planet on its axis. Still, I hope she likes her favas.
Here’s my favorite score of the day – this is a seedless variety of tomatoes, developed here in Oregon. Our pork roast tonight will come with a heaping side of roasted tomato.
(I know – I’m all about the roasting lately.)
More pictures, as always, in this year’s farmer’s market Flickr set.