A Trip to a Farmers Market and A Charcuterie and Cheese Platter
We love a good cheese platter around here and we are lucky to have some new fabulous charcuteries to buy from. We are very into buying locally. So, when we found out that a farmer's market was opening for the season last Saturday, we headed out to visit it. Okay, it wasn't in the immediate local region but The Blog Tech and I like our adventures so we went anyway, especially because we wanted to buy some goat cheese we had heard about.
The first markets of the year are always a bit sparse.
But you can count on the crafters having full tables after a long hard winter.
And I stocked up on eggs!
There were ramps for sale but I passed. I still have some from the rampfest. They were selling mushroom logs so you could grow your own. I didn't buy any but now I am wishing I had.
Click for a closer look. I am hoping I will run into these at a future farmer's market.
The local mascot. It is West Virginia so I am guessing it is a Mountaineer? What is a Mountaineer?
We left with our goodies and took the scenic way home as always. I try to avoid major highways as they tend to be rather boring.
I like driving down country roads.
We made some friends along the way.
Some of my eggs. I bought 6 dozen.
I bought this milking stool too. I wonder if Teddy will let me milk her since she is the only animal I have. I might lose an arm!
Cornmeal made from Bloody Butcher Corn. This is a red, sweet corn and I can't wait to make something with this. But what?
An assortment of goat cheese.
And a log of summer sausage made from Longhorn Cattle. Raising Texas Longhorn Cattle is very popular in my area.
We had a very good dinner made with the contents from our day of foraging!