Saturday, August 18, 2007

Local Lunch

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.


kris said...

My mouth is watering - this really is the best time to eat local in the Cities, isn't it?

peter hoh said...

Absolutely. My dinner Saturday night was something to blog about, but I'll wait until next Saturday so that I can take some photos and make a proper post of it.