Saturday, November 17, 2007

Farmer's Market Saturday

I could go on and on about farmer's markets, and how much I love the Portland ones, buying local, organic, gorgeous, delicious produce - but I'll leave it at that. This morning I went with friends for the first time in over a month, and restocked my kitchen:

November 005

We're fortunate in the Portland area that buying organically does not necessarily equal overspending. Here's what I paid:

1 pound bag of roasted hazelnuts - $8
shallot - 20 cents
2 heads of purple garlic - 75 cents each
4 + lbs of yukon gold potatoes - 60 cents/lb
7 apples - $1.49/lb
giant green bell pepper - 50 cents
gigantic head of purple caulifower - $3 (check out The Spice Must Flow to see what Michelle does with hers!)
Maiktake mushrooms - $12/lb

Definitely larger than my hand...........
November 007
Afterwards, I stopped by Uncle Paul's Produce Market in SE Portland and picked up yams for 47 cents a pound - score!

I have some cauliflower roasting as I type...I'm planning on making the caulifower hummus from Nomicon as well. I also have chickpeas soaking with the Tamari Roasted Chickpeas from Eat, Drink & Be Vegan in mind.


the pleasantly plump vegan said...

the cauliflower is beautiful!

bjorkedoff said...

pre bag...$8?!?!
eff you pdx!
and that cauliflower looks beautiful.

maybepigscanfly said...

Farmer's Markets Rock My World! I'm lusting over that gorgeous cauliflower of yours. Does it taste any different than regular cauli?

Veganista said...

I am totally in awe of that cauliflower!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

I just had orange cauliflower that was awesome, but purple is SO COOL!

Anonymous said...

I just love love love that cauliflower. It is so beautiful and I'm excited to see what you make with it. You know what would be great is a dish with both that awesome purple cauliflower and that orange cauli-broccoli mixed thing (don't know what it's called). What a stunning combination.

Village Vegan said...

I cannot believe how cheap your produce is! *jealous*

veg*novice said...

I could listen to you go on and on about the farmers' markets in Portland...I LOVE it here in Burlington, VT from May-October when I can run amuk among all the beautiful local organic produce. Alas, then the frost hits & outdoor markets no more. I plan to move to Portland within the next few years when I'm finished with school...I dream about that place!

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Emilie said...

ARG! Could you just please remove the prices??!?! I don't need to know anymore how jealous I am of pdx.

xo, $$$Boston$$$