GreenGirl Jaime is going to try to eat local for a month. I'm not up for that challenge, but after a visit to the St. Paul Farmers' Market, I decided to have a local lunch. Summer sausage and Tilset cheese from Eichten's Hidden Acres, a few slices of sourdough bread, and a cucumber. And I washed it all down with a glass of St. Paul tapwater.
It was half-eaten before I thought of taking a photograph. The plate was far from photogenic by then.
I love the little cukes, each 5 to 6 inches long. A tray of 8 costs a couple bucks. So much crisper and better tasting than any supermarket cucumber.
My daughter and I got through two-thirds of the market before we ran out of cash. That's when I spotted an apple seller who had Chestnut Crabapples. These are one of my favorite apples, and only around for a few weeks.
Next week, that'll be my first stop.