It’s December! How did that happen?! And so fast, too!
If you’re anything like me, dragging yourself out of a warm apartment, or an even warmer bed, to head out to the Dupont Farmers Market (Sunday only, 9 am to 1 pm) can be a difficult thing. But, I promise, it’s totally worth it right now. The stands might feel bare but there is so much great produce, dairy and breads out there!
Think hearty stews and soups — replace spinach for tender Tuscan Kale. Exchange potatoes in favor of turnips. Grab a loaf of crusty white, wheat or spelt bread for sopping up all the juices. Give breakfast for dinner a try and grab some free-range chicken (or duck if you’re feeling fancy) eggs and make Eggs en Cocotte, a rich and hugely satisfying dish.
Another idea for the locavore, foodie, or farmers market junkie on your list is Market Dollars. According to FreshFarm Market’s newsletter:
You can purchase any time of the year. “Market Dollars” can be used to shop at our FRESHFARM Markets; farmers and producers will accept them like cash. You can purchase any amount, most are buying $25 or $50 of “Market Dollars” which come in $5 increments to spend at market. We charge a smalll $2 fee to process your order with a credit card (MC, Visa). Contact Laura Genello and you can have “Market Dollars” for the holidays!
I think that’s a lovely gift! (HINT HINT)
Finally, don’t forget to pick up your Christmas trees this weekend! As small as 3-feet and as large as 8-feet (be sure to pre-order these big boys) — they’ve got some beautiful trees out there!
Stay bundled up!