Maybe some beets? If not, fresh tomatoes are available. It is really great to see such activity at the Boise Farmers Market. Full of busy, busy people all looking at the wonderful farm fresh products available to the shopper. Fruits are in … leafy greens seem to be on the decline, except, of course, for kale. But, buy some great beets or turnips and you can prepare the tops as greens. Carrot tops? Make a soup from them. So one does have options. Did you say corn? Yup! It is here and from Emmett. Enjoy these photos of the Market this morning. And as a note, the photo in the header I took this morning. Love the colors! It was great to see Indian Creek Winery in a booth this morning. Good to see you Mike McClure, winemaker.
This morning, it was great to join Guy Hand, Edible Idaho Managing Editor, and friends at the The Modern Hotel for an awesome breakfast and the Spring Brunch Party. And from the menu for the brunch, The Modern states that “… thanks EDIBLE IDAHO, Earthly Delights Farm, Loganics, Rollingstone Chevre, Meadowlark Farm, Coiled Wines, Idaho Kombucha Co, Acme Bake Shop, Peaceful Belly, Homestead Natural Foods, Waterwheel Gardens, Next Generation Organics, Sweet Valley Organics, Gaston’s Bakery, and Miss Mona’s Chicken Ranch for their local products.” It’s just great to Eat Local and to support your local agriculture! Robin and I try very hard stay local! Enjoy these photos from this morning. And if you are in the area, The Modern serves some great meals. Try them and check out their website as listed above. They are definitely a solid 4-Star out of 5-Star restaurant.
This was an awesome dinner! Beef Short Ribs from Ed Wilsey and Homestead Natural Foods. It is really nice to see that most of these products are available, and were bought at, The Boise Farmers Market. If you live in, or around Boise, this is the “place to be” on Saturday mornings. And I sincerely urge you, whether or not you live in Boise, to visit and support your local farmers and your local farmer’s markets. In this meal, we used products from Homestead Natural Foods (beef short ribs), River View Farms (wild garlic and carrots), Meadowlark Farms (eggs) and Purple Sage Farms (rosemary and salad greens). From our own garden, we used fresh thyme, Miner’s lettuce and Mexican oregano. An Indian Creek Winery wine was served with dinner and a 2002 Parma Ridge Vineyards Milange was used in the recipe. Enjoy these photos and the recipe of this awesome dinner. Cheers!