Sunday, August 28, 2011

Farmer's Market Morning 8-27-11

Mushrooms from Kitchen Pride Mushroom Farms in Gonzales (about 50 miles southeast of New Braunfels), fresh-picked for the Saturday farmer's market.  I'm partial to the meaty texture and savory notes of the criminis, AKA baby bellas.  They add a layer of depth to anything, like wine-steamed mussels.

And I love New Braunfels Farmer's Market . Food and products grown or made by real people, not corporate mega-farms.  And driven the less-than-100-miles to market in a personal pickup truck that also carries the kids to school and grandma to the beauty parlor.  By people who care enough about their land, their crops and their customers to practice sustainable farming, growing produce without pesticides and animals without hormones or antibiotics.

Hope you can find local produce in your town, and enjoy putting it on your table.


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4 comments :

Rambling Wren said...

Those mushrooms look amazing!! Adding them to wine steamed mussels sounds like a wonderful idea:) I love farmer's markets as well...I think produce taste the best when it is in season and locally grown.

Pit said...

Hi Kathleen,
That farmers' market in NB is another reason, besides the Friesenhaus, to go there sometime soon. Unfortunately, there is - to the best of my knowledge - no farmers' market close by to here. Closest, as far as I know, would be the Quarry in SA.
Best regards from Karnes City, and stay cool,
Pit
P.S.: Did you get any rain two days ago? We didn't. One band of showers was to the north, and one - a really good one - to the south. Only Karnes City: nada!

Desert Dweller said...

Picturing sauteeing those in butter, and putting over a steak. Yum!

dianne said...

Those mushrooms do look delicious, I enjoy them sauteed in butter witha hint of pepper.
Sadly no farmers' market around here but I do buy my fruit and vegetables from a small independent shop not from the big supermarket.
xoxoxo ♡