Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012
Squash and cranberries from the market,
photographed on the dunes of a nearby Cape Cod beach
For more about farming on Cape Cod, read my interview with a Cape Cod chef who uses locally grown produce year round. And here’s my report on visit a couple of summers ago to a farmers market on Nantucket.
What I Bought
(from left to right) baby blue hubbard, butternut and acorn squash
These winter squash are from Cape Cod Organic Farm in Barnstable.
Recipes: savory ways to use cranberries
It got down into the 30s on Cape Cod last night, which is less than optimal for growing tomatoes, to put it mildly. But there were still plenty of locally grown tomatoes at the market today, including these end-of-season specimens from Cape Cod Organic Farm. They certainly looked past their prime, but they tasted great.
red and fingerling potatoes, and cortland onions
Price: $3.50/lb. for the onions
$3/lb. for fingerling potatoes
$1.50/lb. for red potatoes
Persian Star, Ontario Purple Trillium and Pyong Vang garlic
The Bon Terra Nurseries table had an array of dozens of varieties of garlic, which is just a sample of the total of 95 varieties that are grown on the farm. The purple trillium is one of the hottest of all garlic varieties while the other two are at the milder end of the spectrum, according the Clare Bergh, the proprietor.
Northern Spy, Red Cortland and Empire apples