Although I had to be speedy so I could make it to one of Brian Polcyn's great cooking classes at the Five Lakes Grill in Milford, I had to take at least a little time to come down to the Market on Saturday. It was a gorgeous sunny day, even if it was only 30º.
The nice people from Cohoctah Honey Works were there this week. Have I mentioned I think they have the best prices on the lovely beeswax candles? They have great soaps too. And apparently, this is where Eve finds her seasonal honeys. I noticed in this month's Observer that there is going to be what sounds like a fascinating talk at the Annual Meeting of the Washtenaw Conservation District called: The Fascinating World of Bees and Beekeeping on January 24th.
There are still lots of apples and cider at the market. The Wasem folks seem to be there every week. I love visiting their orchard in the fall. I wouldn't go to the nearby Wiard's for 3 hot donuts. Hot donuts from the fryer, mmmm. Almost as good as bacon. :)
The surprise of the market this week: Community Farm rutabagas! They're gorgeous! I haven't seen a rutabaga since sometime last fall and they were only at the market for a couple of weeks. I was so happy to see them I bought 2 baskets. Not sure yet what I'm going to make....rutabaga pie? Neeps and tatties?
Brine's Farm Update: At a little after 9am, I was buying one of Shannon's last bags of greens while he was saying "I'm out, I don't know what I'm going to do." Apparently there is a rush of customers and a line now between 8:15 and 9:00. I was thinking: "This is a problem you want to have."