11/10-11/12/2016: Gloomy days


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gloomystew_img_20161109_204739997_croppedToday was a gloomy day. Made especially sharp by the amount of warmth and sun we have had recently, it is also a harbinger of the winter to come. The forecast says that tomorrow will be sunny, but it also says that we’ll see lows in the 20s this weekend, and no temps over 60 for the foreseeable future.

On days like this, I think I’d like to curl up on the couch with a book and the cat, and perhaps hibernate for the next four months. But I can’t — there is work to do, and life to live. And so, I made stew.

It didn’t turn out quite as I hoped — it was too thick, and the mashed potatoes it topped were really too thick — but it was warm and rich, and I was filled with gratitude for the food, for the many farmers who worked in sun and rain to grow it, and for Dusty sitting across the table from me.

Over the weeks and months to come, the days will get shorter and colder, and sometimes we will want to curl up, hibernate, not show our faces until it’s over. But there is work to do, and life to live, and so even on the grayest days — especially on the grayest days — we make the extra effort to plow on. We come to the Market for food and community; we celebrate gratitude; we celebrate rebirth; we turn toward those who sustain us, physically and emotionally; we make stew.

And before we know it, it’s spring.

Julia

 

Produce

Beans & Peas

  • Dragon Tongue Beans

Braising/Cooking Greens

  • Bok Choy
  • Green Curly Kale
  • Red Russian Kale
  • Spinach

Fruit

  • Gala Apples
  • Honeycrisp Apples

Herbs

  • Cilantro
  • Fresh Ginger
  • Parsley
  • Fresh Turmeric

Mushrooms

  • Cremini Mushrooms
  • White Mushrooms

Onions & Garlic

  • Garlic
  • Leeks
  • Scallions
  • Red Onions
  • White Onions
  • Yellow Onions
  • Shallots

Other

  • Broccoli
  • Green Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Romanesco Cauliflower

Peppers

  • Green Bell Peppers
  • Red & Yellow Bell Peppers

Potatoes

  • Red Thumb Fingerling Potatoes
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Purple Sweet Potatoes

Roots

  • Red Beets
  • Gold Beets
  • Carrots
  • Rainbow Carrots
  • Celeriac
  • Black Radishes
  • Easter Egg Radishes
  • Watermelon Radishes
  • Hakurei Salad Turnips
  • Purple Top Turnips

Salad Greens

  • Arugula
  • Escarole
  • Lettuce Mix
  • Mesclun Mix
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Ruby Streaks Mustard Greens

Squash

  • Pie Baby Pumpkins
  • Acorn Squash
  • Butternut Squash
  • Delicata Squash
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Sweet Dumpling Squash


Cheese

Keswick Creamery

  • Brie
  • Morbier
  • Quark
  • Ricotta
  • Vermeer
  • Wallaby
  • Wine-Washed Tomme

Lykens Valley Creamery

  • Baby Swiss
  • Clothbound Cheddar
  • Goat Gouda
  • Cheddar
  • Sharp Cheddar
  • Smoked Cheddar
  • Jalapeno Cheddar
  • Herbes de Provence

Camelot Valley

  • Chevre (asst varieties)
  • Feta
  • Moonlight Fog
  • Starlight Crotin

Other

  • Hope Springs Mild Cheddar
  • Hope Springs Monterey Jack
  • Hope Springs Mozzarella
  • Lakeside Pastures Tuscarora
  • Lakeside Pastures Goat Cheddar
  • Lakeside Pastures Feta w/Orange Peel & Lemon
  • Millwood Springs Blue Cheese

Bread

McGrath’s Brick Oven Bakehouse
(fresh Friday, & Saturday)

  • McGrath’s Original
  • Sesame Original
  • Irish Oatmeal Pan Bread
  • Pumpkin & Butter Pan Bread
  • Prairie Bread
  • Cinnamon Raisin
  • Reuben’s Rye
  • Baguettes (Saturday only)
Talking Breads
(fresh Thursday)

  • Batard
  • Ciabatta
  • Miche
  • Seeded