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    Farmers' Market Finds

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    I live in South Central Texas so my local farmer's market is still pretty active in January. I have to say that after a couple of months of primal living, a trip to the market is a totally different experience. I see those tables of greens in a different way, full of possibilities.

    Today I scored 2 dozen fresh eggs, 3 pounds of grass fed beef, mustard greens, broccoli, and a head of cabbage. That is where my cash supply ran out.

    Tomorrow I will make a dish with some of the beef and cabbage, add some onion, garlic, a little carrot, and some apple cider vinegar, and maybe some bacon.

    What have you found at the Farmer's Market lately and what do you plan to do with it?
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    Haven't been to the farmer's market in forever. I do this though: http://www.greenbeandelivery.com/

    We get our produce, eggs, and most of our meat from there. We also have a winter farmer's market, but I only went to the holiday one. When the weather warms up, we'll likely go back and I plan on stocking up on beef liver and chicken livers.

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    Our farmers market closed in December and I'm anxiously awaiting its reopening.

    I typically get veggies there. Meat I buy through my connections, and eggs usually come from Amish neighbors. I have bought duck eggs though, and beef heart, and kidney. Kohlrabi, brussels sprouts, kale, garlic scapes, gooseberries, currents, blueberries... whatever I'm craving and has a good price.

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    Yay! Hooray for Farmers' Markets! They are the only place to shop.

    Actually I'm a little biased. I've been running about five farmers' markets up here in Sacramento for the past seven years. But seriously, farmers' markets and PB go together like butter on steak.

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    Free beef heart, probably put it in a stew.

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    Today, I got a grass-fed roast, 2 dozen eggs, swiss chard, green onions, and bok choy. I'm working up my courage to buy the grass-fed beef liver. I haven't had liver since I was forced to eat it as a child...
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    I just got back from the Farmers Market and it is chilly and raining here in NYC. I got three pounds of grass-fed ground beef, two pounds of bones for soup (Grazin' Acres, Grass Fed Angus - love them), and some heirloom potatoes. I am recently into potatoes again, probably not the greatest idea but it could be worse. I'm sad I forgot to pick up some bison!

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    Sad. Living in the mountains of COlorado means no farmers market from October to april usually. BUT! There is one of the farms here does a CSA program all winter and I just found out they are going to do $20 promo boxes to try to get more new folks so I need to check that out!

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    Spot of pride: my farmer's market got voted the best in the nation. I don't honestly know how widespread the "competition" was but still...we won it. Rochester NY. Woo! I LOVE it. The only problem is that in winter significantly fewer people show up, so significantly fewer vendors show up. Seriously, right now I have a choice between turnips, turnips, turnips, half-rotten peppers, turnips, parsnips, and turnips.

    But it's my best source for brilliant fish and meats.

    As for awesome finds? Well, I can get a huge bag of cow femur bones, maybe 7lbs? for 4 dollars.

    I randomly brought my camera for a stupidly early trip a while ago:









    Plus don't even get me started on the little Asian woman who sells me my fish. I LOVE her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noctiluca View Post
    Sad. Living in the mountains of COlorado means no farmers market from October to april usually.
    i think living in the mountains of Colorado sounds worth any hassle! jealous!

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