It’s the middle of winter and summers bounty seems far away. All the wonderful fruits and vegetables that make the market stands come alive with color are dreams in our memories at this time of year. This doesn’t mean that there is no life left at the market. In fact there are lots of goodies still to be had. If you are lucky enough to have a winter farmers market, you should visit and see what they have for winter fair. If you don’t have one perhaps you are just the person to start one.
Here are some of the things I saw on my last trip to market.
Wonderful breads, jams and wheat grass.
Lovely wines (valentines day is around the corner).
Pickles, preserves and spreads. Should go nicely with the bread and wine.
Eggs, meat and cheese to make a savory dinner.
And a little something to pamper that dry winter skin.
These are just a few things that I picked up while at theÂ farmers market. There are root vegetables still to be had. There are plenty of preserves. The picture at the top of the article is from a small fermenting operation.
What are some of the things you find at your winter market? Do you have a sustainable local food system for the winter months?