Farmers’ Market Report

June 29, 2014 · 5 comments

dandelion greens  // Wayward Spark

Boy, the Corvallis Saturday Farmers’ Market sure is getting pretty. After taking a bunch of photos, I was even tempted into buying a cabbage, some carrots, a couple onions, two packs of bratwurst (from Northwest Natural Beef because they’re super nice), and a few kohlrabis. I’m kind of a kohlrabi evangelist. On Saturday afternoon, I was trying to explain to some friends that kohlrabi should be everyone’s favorite vegetable because it’s so crisp, sweet, and delicious, but they weren’t too convinced. “It’s just like broccoli stem!” I insisted, but apparently, not everyone is as into broccoli stems as I am. Ugh. I can’t get enough of that stuff.

I know the posting around these parts has been a little light lately, but I’ve got a couple of bee/farm-y topics in the Wayward Spark pipeline that I’m really looking forward to sharing with you. Now I just have to find the time and motivation to write them up at the end of these long, full days.

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Corvallis Farmers' Market // Wayward Spark

kohlrabi // Wayward Spark

Corvallis Farmers' Market // Wayward Spark

Corvallis Farmers' Market // Wayward Spark

basil // Wayward Spark

mushrooms // Wayward Spark

Corvallis Farmers' Market // Wayward Spark

berries at the Corvallis Farmers' Market // Wayward Spark

kale // Wayward Spark

Corvallis Farmers' Market // Wayward Spark

tomatoes // Wayward Spark

zucchini // Wayward Spark

berries at the farmers' market // Wayward Spark

padron peppers // Wayward Spark

blueberries // Wayward Spark

broccoli // Wayward Spark

garlic // Wayward Spark

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Melissa June 30, 2014 at 3:54 pm

What beautiful pictures. Looking forward to all those summer fruits! It’s Winter here at the moment.

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Siri June 30, 2014 at 10:23 pm

I used to tell people kohlrabi tastes like broccoli stems, but then I realized, like you, that most people aren’t that into broccoli stems… Try “like a cabbage and an apple had a baby.”

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Erik July 2, 2014 at 9:22 pm

Down here we have jicama, which seems to have the same kind of following as kohlrabi. Try it if you haven’t, it’s like a sweet potato-y apple. Sounds weird but it’s good.

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Dee July 6, 2014 at 11:02 am

Kohlrabi is fantastic. I first encountered it as a kid in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden children’s garden. I’ve been a fan since then.

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meg @ joy of cooking July 7, 2014 at 10:31 pm

So beautiful. I never get tired of seeing veggie photos.

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