Posts Tagged ‘ farmer’s market ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Everything You Eat Will Kill You

GMOs, Organics and Food Choices Someone recently mentioned a post that I wrote years ago about how I didn’t believe in organic stuff, and I thought that I should probably explain. I probably gave less thought to what I ate when I was in my 20s and early 30s. And then I was pregnant with […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Life After Prop 37

What’s Next After Prop 37? Last month, in the midst of the contentious bickering that was the presidential election, Californians voted down Proposition 37, the one that would have required GMO labeling. Having spent some time in Germany over the past few years, I’ve become acquainted with their green hexagon “Bio” label for organic foods, […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Embrace the Lard

Looks like someone has been looking in my fridge. Dear Betty, What’s this I hear about you using lard in your baking? Seriously? Lard? What the hell are you thinking? – Baffled in Boise Ok, I’ll admit it: I went out of my way to drive to a farmer’s market on a rainy Saturday morning […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Look Beyond the Produce at the Farmer’s Market

Dear Betty, You talk about farmer’s markets, but they seem so lame in the winter. Why would I bother going? – Winter Blahs in Washington Even in California, a place where we can get market-fresh fruits and vegetables year-round, the winter months at the market can get pretty dismal. Sure, you can still get leafy […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Seasonal Eats: November

The Tiny Kitchen Assistant loves pomegranate. Of course he does. Why wouldn’t he love a fruit that’s a complete pain to prepare? But things have gotten so much easier — and my clothes are much less spattered with red juice blotches — since I discovered the underwater seed removal method. Believe me when I tell […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Seasonal Eats: October

Our summer may have started late in northern California, but we were pleasantly surprised to discover that Corn Man was still selling sweet, juicy corn on the cob even into late September. But now, the seasons are clearly changing. Here’s what’s in store at your local market. Vegetables Artichokes Beets Broccoli Brussels Sprouts Cabbage Chard […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Seasonal Eats: September

On warm September days, it’s easy to forget that summer is ending. And then I realize that the stone fruit vendors have already left the market, with Corn Man soon to follow. And where did that butternut squash come from? What happened to summer? Nonetheless, it’s still a good month for the market. You can […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo What’s in Season? July

Our produce remains on an odd schedule because of this year’s strange weather in northern California, which of course only points out how utterly spoiled we are during most seasons. The stone fruits are still so-so, our corn still hasn’t appeared at the market (almost a month late!) and our tomatoes look anemic. However, we’ve […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Try Something New: Purple Asparagus

Maybe I’m the last person on Earth to get the memo, but I just learned about purple asparagus. I was walking through the farmer’s market, as I do on Saturday mornings, when I came across a booth where they were giving out samples. Of vegetables. Now, that may not sound significant, but if you spend […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo What’s in Season? June

It’s June 1, even though it doesn’t feel like it in the Bay Area where yesterday it was 58 degrees and raining. (Today is only marginally better, but at least the temperatures have hit the 60s. Barely.) We seem to have misplaced Spring this year. I’m hoping for a rapid jump to summer because my […] Read More