Friday, August 7, 2009

To Market, to market

Posted by Jennifer

What’s available now:
Broccoli, cabbage--red and green, cauliflower, potatoes, plums,
peaches, melons, apples

Still available:
Strawberries, currants, raspberries, gooseberries, cherries--sweet and
sour, greens from chards to lettuces, beets, carrots, onions, garlic,
summer squash, tomatoes…

In other words, if you want to try a hundred mile diet, this is the
moment to do it. My Monday night dinner consisted of Scotch Mountain
Meats blade steak marinated into tenderness, red and blue crushed
potatoes with a drizzle of non-local olive oil, purple beans, and
gooseberry fool for dessert.

Farmers markets are usually not the place to save money. All those
mounds of fresh fruits and vegetables are just too seductive , the
allure of duck eggs, the siren call of dry-cured bacon conspire
against me. However, Bosco Farms with a stand at Liberty Village,
Sick Kids, Borden-Bloor and others, offers a choice of five
vegetables, typically in quart baskets, for $10.00. They usually will
throw in a few extras, too. For my $10.00 at Sick Kids on Tuesday, I
came home with a bunch of red onions, three eggplants, two types of
cauliflower, and a cabbage. It is a great way to stock up on produce

The Bosco Farms Haul