on one hand, the thought of four months of winter without the Portland farmers markets is depressing. on the other hand, blah blah blah, it’s Portland, where there’s year-round local produce available elsewhere, and the year-round People’s Coop farmers market. so, no lack of vegetable-induced seasonal depression for me.
my favorite weekday market has closed for the year, which brought me out to greatest one of all - the Saturday Farmers Market at PSU. the cooler weather beckoned hundreds of columbia sportswear jackets, walking room!, potatoes and chestnuts! me and my as yet un-named new camera went out for vegetables and dried beans last weekend…
the end of days for peppers…
I picked up cayenne, jalapeno and bell peppers.
oh northwest, I love you and your fancy, wild mushrooms.
Secondly, I cooked these tolosana black beans (soaked and then cooked in chickn style vegetable broth with fresh herbs and shallots) and again, fantastic. They’re a hearty, delicious black bean and super satisfying in a grain/greens/sauce bowl. aka what I could live on.
Warm samples at a farm stand. vegan!
fresh potatoes blow my mind with flavor.
and this brings me back to my regret of not buying pounds of mushrooms.
till next time…