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Friday, July 01, 2005

Farmer's Markets

Patronizing your local farmers' market is a great way to get fabulous vegetables and support local agriculture. My favorite in the Rosi area is the Brookline Market. It's huge; you can get typical NE farm produce like lettuce and squash, as well as heirloom tomatoes, Asian greens, and seasonal rarities like garlic scapes. Other offerings include cheese, bread and pastries, and garden plants.

The market is
open Thursdays from 1:30pm - dusk, across from the parking lot behind the Coolidge Corner Theatre. It's accessible by T, as the Beacon St. Green Line and Bus #66 cross paths there. I take the T to work near there anyway, so I make it a stop on my way home. The parking lot always seems to be nearly full. If you need to drive, plan to be patient. Reward yourself with a scoop of ginger ice cream.

I'm planning to try a Lidia Bastianich recipe tonight,
with a mix of home-grown and market veggies. I'll post the recipe separately since I've blathered on so long.


At July 01, 2005 11:14 AM, Blogger Candlemaker said...

What's a garlic scape?

At July 01, 2005 1:04 PM, Blogger golombek said...

What would be the flowering shoot of the garlic, although it actually sprouts little bulbils. You trim them off the plant so its energy goes into the bulb. Use them to flavor soup or broth for poaching.


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