While the Portland Farmers Market operates eight prominent markets around the city, there are other local farmers’ markets that exist outside of this official umbrella.
On Saturday, in between shopping for various kinds of raab, cabbage, and chard, I passed the shopping bags to Justin, as I was eager to play with our new camera, the Fujifilm x100s.
When salsify showed up in our CSA share a few months ago, I tucked a whiskery bunch of the vegetable into our bag with curiosity.
Portland's main farmers' market (Saturday's PSU Market) may be on hiatus for these middle winter months, but the Portland Farmers' Market organization hasn't left us market-goers in a complete lurch.
It's an unfortunate reality that by December, many farmers' markets are shut for the season.
The Saturday before we traveled to England, I found myself easily able to predict what fruit we'd find at the farmers' market, and planned accordingly.
On a recent episode of Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations, Bourdain explored Austin, Texas during the insanity of the South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival.
While working on a photo assignment, I found myself with thirty minutes to 'waste' at the Shemanski Park Farmers Market.
If you and I closed our eyes and simultaneously thought of summer foods, I bet we'd come up with similar lists: tomatoes, corn, peppers, watermelon, beans.
Harry Short grows varieties of vegetables that you've never heard of.
I rented a 60mm macro lens last week.
Sugar snap peas, snow peas, shelling peas, and fava beans.
I know I should have posted a "Fresh from the Market" on rhubarb before I shared the last two rhubarb recipes, but when thinking about baking versus writing, espeically with fresh rhubarb in the fridge, I had no choice but to bake first, and write later.
I feel like I blinked and the food at the farmers' markets transitioned from beets and carrots to strawberries, fava beans, snap peas, and asparagus.
I've taken to eating radishes as the French do: whole, served with one ramekin of whipped butter and another of chunky sea salt.
I awoke on Saturday to the realization that it was both St.
Across the country, January was the fourth warmest January on record.
In my mind, the reason "Brussels sprouts" is capitalized is because they're some of the best vegetables around.
I only had time to take a few pictures before I quickly ran out of hands as I checked off items from my shopping list!
Copenhagen’s new year round food market, Torvehallerne, opened on Friday, September 2, 2011.
If Copenhagen were the meat (or cheese, if you're a vegetarian!) of our trip, then London served as the sandwich bread for said meat.
I grew up outside of Washington, DC, before spending over four years after college in the DC area.
A mid-August Greenmarket is a fine place to shop.
We enjoyed an apricot filled weekend, making and eating a delicious apricot crumb cake and enjoying Kevin West’s smooth apricot jam on our toast.
I’ve noticed a common thread among the local artisans, farmers, and purveyors I most admire: they’ve each learned to accept, and even embrace, nuance and unpredictability without sacrificing the quality of their product.
Zucchini can be so much more than a bland addition to the side salad you’re planning on pushing around with your fork.
Have you heard of the Andaz hotel chain?
I’ve eaten favas before this summer, but I’d never cooked with them-- meaning that I’d never had the pleasure of uncovering the vibrant green bean pod, layer by layer.
The Fresh from the Market posts have gone by the wayside for awhile--but not without awareness on this end!
Ramps, nettles, fiddleheads.
Asparagus is here!
This market was blooming with flowers...and not much else.
I love parsnips, especially when paired with carrots.
It distresses me that too many children (and adults) first associate carrots with those baby carrots with ranch dip, served alongside celery: the stereotypical crudite platter.
I have to be honest: I find acorn squash to be beautiful on the outside and lackluster on the inside.
I admit to knowing very little about the differences between pear varieties.
Today’s chillier, rainy weather may have elicited groans and snooze buttons from some, but I was actually excited to wake up to a dreary Monday.
We seem to spend many weekends in Lower Manhattan, splitting our time behind the East Village, the Lower East Side, and Soho/Noho.
When Justin and I moved to Brooklyn last Fall, we were inundated with things to see, do, and eat.
As the farmers' markets continue their spring time unveiling, you can now find rhubarb at many of the stands.
Until moving to Brooklyn, I was unaware of the relative insanity that surrounds the start of ramp season.