Posts Tagged ‘ farmer’s market ’

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

Spring is here! Spring is here! The strawberry vendors are offering samples, the cherries are flowing freely and the tomatoes look beautiful. It’s a wonderful time at the market. Vegetables Artichokes Asian greens Asparagus Broccoli Carrots Cauliflower Cucumber Kale Leeks Lettuce Mushrooms Onions Peas Peppers Potatoes Spinach Tomatoes Fruits Apricots Cherries Cantaloupe Nectarines Peaches Plums […] Read More

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

The Tiny Kitchen Assistant and I went back east for a family visit in early February. I wanted to stop by the supermarket to buy some produce and milk for my 92-year-old Nana. “Why don’t we just go to the market and get her the good stuff?” the Assistant asked. Oh baby, we are so […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Eating in Hawaii

As winter drags on, it seems that everyone I know is talking about vacations, and how they can manage to go to the fabulous destinations without depleting the kiddo’s college fund. When I told people that we were going to Hawaii for two weeks at the end of last year, they looked at me like […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo What’s In Season? March

In California, March is when we start to teeter on the edge of Spring. It taunts us. Market sellers hawk the first strawberries, but you know that they’re no better-tasting than the ones from the supermarket because they’re not yet offering samples; samples and Spring officially kick off in April. Towards the end of the […] Read More

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

Ok, I’ll admit it: this is the time of year where the market seems pretty dismal. Sure, there’s plenty of stuff for sale, but I just can’t get excited about beets in the same way that I do about a juicy nectarine. Nonetheless, this buttered beets recipe from Whole Foods does look good, doesn’t it? […] Read More

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

Happy new year! As you awake from your post-revelry stupor, those resolutions loom large. Here’s what you can expect to see at the farmer’s market this month (you did resolve to eat healthier, didn’t you?) Vegetables Beans Broccoli Brussels sprouts Cabbages Carrots Cauliflower Chard Kale Leeks Mushrooms Potatoes Fruits Apples Grapefruit Kiwi Lemons Oranges Tangelos […] Read More

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

Looking for something different to bring to a gathering this holiday season? Pears hold the key. Mix pears with blue cheese in a tart, salad or even just sliced as part of a cheese and fruit platter. There might not be much sunshine, but there’s plenty of citrus. You can be sure to get your […] Read More

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

We’re heading into comfort food season, and that’s definitely evident at the market. The month’s menu shifts from the last truly fresh salads of the season into roasted squash, potato dishes, and the rich, earthy favors of mushrooms. Vegetables Pumpkins Winter squash Yellow squash Sweet potatoes Broccoli Mushrooms Spinach Fruit Apples Cranberries Grapes Oranges Tangerines […] Read More

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

The market starts to get quiet this time of year. The berry and stone fruit vendors are gone. The quick perishables of summer are giving way to the longer-lasting root vegetables and squash that will carry us through the winter. I am a terrible sucker for cranberry sauce. This is the time of year where […] Read More

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

In most of the country, the early days of September remind you that summer is drawing to a close. In northern California, September is still squarely in the summer season, leaving us more than a little bit surprised that the summer fruits have vanished from the market. Our “Corn Man” will be switching to apple […] Read More