Farmers Market 4/5/12

A day late, I know! But I did get back to the market yesterday after being gone for nearly two weeks. It really did feel like I overbought but I didn’t. Instead I ended up splurging on 3 “new to me” items. Making up for the last couple of weeks? Maybe.

fruit

  • Satsumas
  • Guava (possibly green apple guava?)
  • Cosmetically challenged pink lady apples (yes that’s what they were called and they were significantly cheaper!)
  • Lemons
  • Cara cara oranges
  • Pomelo

  • Leeks
  • Lemon grass
  • Carrots
  • Green onions (this giant bunch was only $1!!)
  • Kale
  • Amaranth greens aka Chinese spinach aka Indian spinach

  • Japanese sweet potatoes
  • Tarro root
  • Yellow onion
  • English peas (first of the season!)
  • Garlic
  • Broccoli
  • Red bell pepper
  • Avocado
  • Tomatoes
  • Ginger

So the “new to me” items are the amaranth greens, tarro root, and the guava. The tarro and guava were kind of a given since I chickened out on buying them several weeks back. But the amaranth greens? Impulse buy while I was waiting to pay the lemon grass and English peas. Someone was asking about these greens and the purveyor introduced as amaranth or Indian spinach. And I thought, “hey, another form of spinach, you should try it!” I’m not so sure its much of a spinach but I’m sure I’ll find something interesting to do with it. The leaves are pretty though.

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