Farmers Market in February?
I don’t know about you, but I miss my CSA and all the goodies that come each week, so when my good friend, fellow dietician, and former fellow intern, Lara McNeil informed me that there is an indoor farmer’s market by her office at East End Nutrition in Riverhead, I had to go. The plan was to spend the day working, eating and visiting the Farmer’s Market. We didn’t get a lot of work done…
I was a kid in a candy store, well my kind of candy store! Fresh fish, veggies straight from the farm, warm bread, incredible dried mushrooms, fresh cheeses and fresh shellfish. Lara knew most of the farmers and vendors, as they also come to the market she started, Greenport Farmers Market. First stop, East End Mushroom Co., then onto Race Rock Oysters, the fish lady, Sang Lee Farms, Mecox Bay Dairy and The Blue Duck Bakery.
So what’s for dinner tonight? From the fish lady, fresh caught swordfish caught the day before in Montauk, Mediterranean style with onions, tomatoes, olives and capers, and Coho salmon rubbed with mustard rolled in chopped almonds and parsley. From Sang Lee Farms, a rainbow of cut red, yellow and orange carrots mixed with honey, spices, evoo and roasted in my toaster oven. A red leaf salad from Sang Lee Farms, sliced ciabatta bread from the Blue Duck Bakery, with hunks of Sigit cheese from Mecox Bay Dairy. The owner tells me, “That’s the beauty of owning your own dairy farm, you get to name the cheeses, this one is the name our grandma used to call us kids when we were little”.
So now you and I, can get our fresh produce, loaded with antioxidants, right from the farm, and healthy fish, one of the best sources of Omega -3 Fatty Acids, and feel a breath of warm sunshine in the middle of a cold, snowy winter!!!
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