On tap this week from Fair Shares …
Herbs en Route Bay Leaves (Farmington, MO)
Hale Farms Sungold Tomatoes, Banana Peppers, and Cubanelle Peppers (Farmington, MO)
Dry Dock Farm Sunflower Sprouts (Silex, MO)
Bellews Creek Farm Garlic (Hillsboro, MO)
Weigel Orchard Peaches (Golden Eagle, IL)
Yellow Wood Sugar Baby Watermelon (Hermann, MO)
Pilgrim Acres Chicken (Foristell, MO)
Mangia Italiano Rigatoni (St. Louis, MO)
Companion Bakery Bread Baguette (St. Louis, MO)
Tessa’s Peanut Butter (St. Louis, MO)
And as usual, after picking up my share, I headed to the Maplewood Farmers’ Market to catch up with friends and chat with all the vendors that I now consider friends! I also picked up some chorizo from Karlios at Hinkebein Hills Farm, some green tomatoes from Walker at The Root Cellar (Columbia, MO), some baby bell peppers from one of the new Amish vendors at the market, and some yummy cookies from Agi at 4 Seasons Baked Goods (St. Louis, MO).
As I’m heading to San Francisco this afternoon for Slow Food Nation, I froze the bell peppers and peaches last night. The sungold tomatoes, watermelon, and bread will be a gift to my parents for watching my cats while I’m gone (thanks, Mom and Dad!) … and Walker is pretty sure the green tomatoes will still be green when I get back on Sunday!
A full report on how the freezing process went … and of course, Slow Food Nation … when I return!