Farmers Market

Goat & Greens Ragu

March 5, 2012
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Hollygrove Market & Farm  is a weekly stop for us. Saturday morning goes something like this: groan and peel myself out of bed, feed the dog, attempt to work out and then limp over to Hollygrove to check out their fresh, local produce. Lately Hollygrove has been adding to its stock of local fruits, veggies […]

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Farmers Market Match Maker

May 27, 2011
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If you read this blog with any regularity you know that I frequent the city’s farmers markets. I like them. I like eating local, fresh food while supporting the local farming communities. It also suits me because I can get harder to find items such as quail eggs, turtle meat, fava beans and goat. You […]

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Market Morsels: Fava Beans (Redux)

May 23, 2011
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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I super like fava beans. So, while they are still gracing the stalls of your farmer’s markets and I am playing catch-up after five days in Boston for my little sister’s graduation, here is a simple and delicious recipe for a light, beautiful and springy  appetizer.

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A Party in the Garden for Hollygrove

May 18, 2011
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On Monday night Hollygrove Market and Farm got tarted up. She put on her best dress, threw on some lipstick and welcomed a few hundred of her closest friends to enjoy a beautiful evening of food, drink and fundraising. The community garden which is currently made up of a market building, chicken coop, community beds, […]

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Market Morsels: Squash Blossoms

May 11, 2011

If you have never had the pleasure, trust me when I say that squash blossoms are a wonderful treat when cooked. They are slight and delicate, with just a hint of flavor. Unfortunately, due to their very limited shelf life and status secondary to actual squash, it is often quite difficult to find them (with […]

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Market Morsels: Fava Beans

April 7, 2011

Underneath these gnarled, ugly pods lie one of my favorite foods: The Fava Bean. Supremely seasonal and a true harbinger of spring, I wait all year for the first glimpse of the enormous pods, poking out of bags and containers at the local farmer’s markets. The beans that emerge from these leathery skins are enormous […]

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Soft Shell Crab Season

March 22, 2011
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It’s spring and soft shell crabs are just beginning to fill the stalls of our local farmer’s markets. Because of our warmer waters the season usually runs from about early April until late October. Soft shell crab is a favorite of mine and can be found on many restaurant menus locally. If you’re not a […]

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Weekly Menu Spotlight: Pardon The Interruption

February 24, 2011

The Gourmet: Please forgive my lack of postings recently, that whole life/job/real world thing has recently been getting in the way from our eating/cooking/going out schedule and exciting new meals have been replaced by takeout from Jazmine Cafe. So I know it’s not actually spring yet and it doesn’t officially arrive until March 20th, but […]

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A Hollygrove Sunday Dinner

January 10, 2011

The Gourmet For those of you who may be a bit skeptical about the value of the Weekly Produce Box at Hollygrove Market, let me take a moment to try and convince you of its merits and offer you some ideas as to what to do with its contents. I have written in the past about how […]

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