It’s official. Summer is close by. From the opening of the Copley Farmer’s Market to the bright, raspberry painted toenails and gold sandals I rocked yesterday to the email from HR announcing that we close at 2:00 next Friday, all of the signs of one of my favorite seasons are here.
The Copley Square Farmer’s Market is every Tuesday and Friday, all summer long, and it is a feast for the senses. As the summer goes on, the offerings increase. Yesterday I was pretty surprised at how much local produce was available for late May. There were lots of greens like chard and spinach, a few varieties of radishes, and even organic strawberries!
I tend to stick to the same stalls, the Atlas Farms, Silverbrook Farms, and Keown Orchard stands, but yesterday I branched out and checked out the Siena Farms/Sofra stand. I ended up purchasing a bunch of these lovely “Easter egg” radishes.
And at another stall, grudgingly passing by these Red Velvet cupcakes. I love these, but I feel like I should buy veggies at a farmer’s market!
I browsed a variety of fresh, locally grown greens. I wanted a bit of everything but settled on a huge bunch of rainbow chard.
Atlas Farms had their first strawberries of the season, and they smelled amazing!
I thought about making strawberries my lunch. Don’t they look good? I am due for another strawberry salad sometime soon.
In addition to produce, the Siena stand offered Ana Sortun’s book and some of her Sofra spices. Chef Sortun owns Oleana, a Cambridge eatery that is on my list.
I am so excited about a summer of farmer’s markets! I love that blogging pushes me a little more to get out there, to get away from my desk during the day, and to take advantage of all of the local produce, cheese, eggs, and baked goods right outside my office door. I also ran into Elina, camera in hand. It is easy to spot other bloggers!
I prepared the rainbow chard and radishes simply, with 4 cloves chopped garlic and a nice knob of Kerrygold butter. The flavors altogether were delicious! I love eating a big bowl of greens!
Interesting note about these shoes: I basically ruined them the first time I wore them. We were in Italy visiting my brother and sister in law, and we had a day trip planned to Civitella. My husband encouraged me to wear sneakers since we were trekking up hills and over steps that were hundreds of years old. Wear sneakers in the land of beautiful women and beautiful shoes?! I think not. So, I wore these, tripped on some old stairs, and scuffed the fronts. Battle scars, right?
Don’t miss my Olivia’s Organics giveaway, friends!
And since it IS almost summer, what is your favorite thing about summer? Thank you all so much for participating in the Your Turn post as well.If you haven’t I would love you to comment. It’s so fun learning about who is reading my blog and finding new blogs as well!