Sunday, July 25, 2010
Pittsburgh Farmers Market
I want to write a few more posts about my most recent trip to Pittsburgh, PA. My trips there always include great food, no matter how long I'm there, and my stay over this past Fourth of July holiday weekend was no different.
One morning, Anna and Jim and I ended up at the Pittsburgh Farmers Market in the Strip District. Though small, it had a lot to offer.
A visit to one farm's table proved especially inspiring. Fresh goat chevre being served on graham crackers with fruit jam inspired Anna and me to buy some of the cheese and make our own open-faced jam and cracker sandwiches back at the house. The feta from this farm was also top-notch.
Naturally, I picked up two giant bags of kale so that I could make a batch of kale chips.
Though we had a general plan of acquisition, we enjoyed wandering and checking out what everyone had to offer.
We had a chance to chat with several of the women at the "Slow Food Pittsburgh" table. I sampled a delicious, fresh applesauce and appreciated that they were set up to do on-site cooking demos.
With so much in season, how could we not eat well?
Farmers at the Firehouse Farmers Market
Saturdays 9:30 am - 1:30 pm (May - November)
Strip District - 2216 Penn Avenue