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Midtown Farmers’ Market: Week 25—Two Weeks To Go

After biking to the Midtown Farmers’ Market in the dead of winter last week, I am happy to report that winter seems to be over in Minnesota and we’ve jumped back into fall. With a sunny blue sky and temperatures that require only a light jacket provided you keep moving, this was one of those great days to be at the farmers’ market taking advantage of the last of the season’s produce.

Brussels moved to the center-left

In spite of my dire predictions due to last week’s frost (and overriding pessimism brought on by early October snow), the supply of fresh produce at the market remains ample. There are even still peppers and tomatoes, although not necessarily of the same quality they were in late August (I passed on these the last few weeks). But I was happy to see there was still red kale, turnips with their greens on, potatoes, brussels sprouts and onions; all the makings of fall feasting food.

We also bought bacon from Chase Brook Natural. You can see in the picture that it is not streaked lengthwise with long strands of fat. That’s because this is cottage bacon — bacon is made from the shoulder of the pig, rather than its belly. It is a meatier, less fatty bacon (which isn’t necessarily a good thing). It will go well alongside eggs and toast at breakfast.

There are only two weekends left for the Midtown Farmers’ Market, but I continue to be amazed at all that is available.

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3 comments on “Midtown Farmers’ Market: Week 25—Two Weeks To Go”

  1. Linda 25 October, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Where is the posting for Week #26?

  2. Tom 25 October, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Up soon I hope. My brain was too fried yesterday after a hard afternoon of puzzling.

  3. st paul foodi 8 January, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Never had good luck with chase broke meat distribtiom. I heard they were going out of business, no wonder. see you in oh-hi-go.