K’s parents are in town this weekend, so we made an early-morning visit to the Beaverton Farmer’s Market yesterday – more than likely, our last market visit for the year.
It’s quite a testament to how wacky our growing season has been this year – I’ve never seen the market this teeming with produce this late in the season. (Well, except maybe for last year at this time.) It was an absolute visual feast.
We saw abundant and beautiful apple varieties…
…And pretty winter squash.
And chestnuts! (Because if farmer’s market season has to end, at least that means the holiday season is coming up.)
We got a nice big stem of brussels sprouts and roasted some in the oven last night. Hoo, lordy, those are tasty. If you think you hate these little guys, you owe it to yourself to try them fresh off the stem just once. Whole other ballgame, I promise.
…And the flowers were amazing! I keep having to remind myself that it is, after all, mid-October. The market looks like a blend of late July through mid-September.
…And with that, I’ll wrap up the 2011 Flickr set and then go plan a whole bunch of roasted-pepper meals for the week.
Hope you’re having a nice weekend!