The Fairmount Neighborhood Farmers Market got off to a great start this past Sunday.
There were ruby red strawberries from SLO Farm, perfect for dessert crepes (pair them with nutella for a real treat),
and our favorite fingerling potatoes, that make a delicious salade nicoise, especially if you use fresh eggs
like these ones available from a new market vender, Out of Our Coop.
Another welcome addition to the market is a booth from the Southern Willamette Valley Bean and Grain Project, selling beans and grains from Hunton's Farm and Camas Country Mill. Also in attendance was the Fairmount Neighbors Association, selling copies of the Fairmount Neighborhood History Project Book. And many thanks to Manouche Noir who entertained market customers with laid back jazz.
Steamed Broccoli with Almonds and Orange Zest
Here's a quick recipe for SLO Farm's delicious fresh broccoli, which proved to be a big hit with the younger demographic in our household. Slice the stems and cut the florets into bite-sized pieces. Steam until just tender, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle with a handful of toasted almond slivers, a spritz of fresh orange juice, a pinch of orange zest, and a pinch of salt. Enjoy! We did so quickly that I didn't manage to get a picture.