Westminster Farmers’ Market Report from Maple Heights Farm
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Orders are closing for Massachusetts Local Food on Monday – so don’t forget to get your order in. Delivery day is next Friday at the farmers’ market.
Last week we had 20 vendors again! And I actually set aside time to walk through the market. I spent over 2 hours doing this and enjoyed every minute! I really had to rush at the end and my only regret is that I didn’t have more time! Our market produce variety now surpasses what you are finding in the grocery store. I haven’t been to the produce aisle in more than a month but I don’t remember seeing purple beans there, or yellow carrots! At our market I found these along with Easter egg radish, purple carrots, tomatoes, CORN, shallot braids, broccoli, chard, new potatoes, squash, garlic, onions, cucumbers, peaches, and fabulous looking berries! And that is just the vegetables and fruit. We also had the usual variety of Beef, Pork, Cheese, Eggs, Bread, Maple Syrup, cut herbs. I didn’t need cheese this week, but next week I’m going to try Westfield farm’s “Classic Appetizer” which is goat cheese with sundried tomato, basil, garlic and olive oil. It will be pretty easy for me to turn that into a local meal! I did get a chance to try Patty Hurd’s meat rub (on our London broil steak). It was delicious and very easy. Well worth a try!