Saturday, August 01, 2009
We have an outstanding farmers market in Duncan. It is open every Saturday pretty much year around. But this time of year is when it is at its best. An amazing array of fresh produce to choose from. Many of the vendors are regulars that I have been buying from for over 8 years. I left home early this morning so that I could go the the market before going to work. I picked up fingerling potatoes, Baby Swiss Chard, broccoli, baby Walla Walla Onions, French Green Beans, golden beets and what I really went for Garlic. Gorgeous big heads of fresh garlic. There are a number of vendors selling garlic and they charge anywhere from from $2.00 to $4.00 a head. One of my favourite varieties is the "Susan Delafield". I picked up 10 of them today. Over the next 4 to 6 weeks I will add to my "stash" and eventually end up with enough garlic to keep me going until the New Year.