Saturday, June 5, 2010


I have been looking forward to this day for a month! The farmers market in my area had it's debut which meant the first delivery of my CSA bag. I signed up with a local farmer a couple months back. For $20 a week I get a bag a fresh produce from his farm. It is a little like Christmas because you aren't sure what will be in the bag. I was not disappointed with today's offering!

My bag included peas, squash, red potatoes, rosemary, carrots, a lettuce of some sort (really lovely as lettuce goes) and a jar of homemade strawberry preserves.

The market is just getting it's feet so it was interesting to see what was offered on opening day. There is definitely potential there! There were all sorts of treats - fudge, rum cakes, soaps, plants, puppy treats, produce and meats.

I couldn't wait to dive into my bag so when I got home, I baked some rosemary chicken and a fruit salsa. I decided to combine the two on top of my newly acquired lettuce and there was lunch!

The fruit salsa is so easy and is great with chicken, fish or just on its own.

Basically, you cut up about 3 to 4 cups of fruit. I used strawberries, canned pineapple tidbits and mango. Chop a red pepper, about 1/3 cup of onion and a little bit of cilantro. Toss it together with the juice of 1 lime, a little less than a teaspoon of chili powder and a teaspoon of olive oil. Stir it up and store in the refrigerator. Love it!

Off to take a nap and then head to see a couple of my neices and brother in law from Alaska at my Dad's tonight. Have a good one!


Jennifer said...

OMG that food looks so very delicious! I love farmers markets, ours has been going for a few years now and there is some great stuff. The most interesting is the goat guy with all sorts of milk, yogurts, jerky and other associated goat parts for good eating. Not that I eat a lot of goat meat but variety is fun! Have a great weekend!

Tricia said...


Chef Dennis Littley said...

what a beautiful fruit salsa...I love making them to serve with chicken or fish!! Our farmers market is up and running I just cant wait till its more local veggies....
Its a wonderful thing!

Lindsay said...

love the fruit salsa recipe! going to have to try it out... yes, try. it may seem so simple to you but trust me... i'm no natural in the kitchen :)

i need to get my butt to a farmer's market! i've never been!

Black Knight said...

Never been to a farmer's market. It looks interesting but I have never seen such markets in this area. The food looks wonderful!

ShirleyPerly said...

Wow, you are quite the creative cook! I probably wouldn't know what to do with a lot of things I'd if I ever got one of those bags. I do wish we had a farmer's market near me in Orlando, though. Their stuff is almost always better than store bought produce.