Seasonal Sunday May 8 - 14

May 8, 2011

It’s Mothers Day this Seasonal Sunday and what better way to spend this day than to treat Mom to your local farmers market? Shower her with fresh cut flowers, artisan breads, and cheese and freshly picked fruits and vegetables. For this week’s seasonal cooking, we have rhubarb, asparagus, wild leeks, eggplant, fava beans, peaches and avocado. We also spied on some mangoes, papaya, shrimp, crawfish, sea trout, and cream dory showing up in some stalls. There is really nothing like making meals out of produce that is in season. Here is a roundup of some farmers markets to visit this coming week:


In Connecticut, Falls Creek Farm will be bringing in fresh asparagus, strawberries and blueberries at the Northeast Connecticut Farmers Market in Putnam. The market opens Thursdays from 330pm to 6pm.

In Maine, Camden Farmers Market will have onions, tomatoes, and other organic herbs and vegetables from Brae Maple Farm. The market opens Saturdays from 9 am to 12 noon.


In West Virginia, drop by and shop for fresh tomatoes, asparagus and salad greens at Morgantown Farmers’ Market.  The market opens Saturdays from 8:30 am to noon.

In Atlanta Georgia, East Lake Farmers Market will be offering beef products, fruits, and veggies from Oak Grove Farm . The market opens Saturdays from 9am to 1pm.


In Idaho, pay a visit to this small community’s growing farmers market. Take your pick from the freshly picked cabbages, peas, and cabbages at Kuna Farmers Markets. The market opens Saturdays from 9am to 12 noon.

In Wyoming, organic and sustainably grown fruits and vegetables are offered at Wyoming Farmers Market . Branstrator Farm will bring in delicious asparagus, strawberries and blackberries. The market opens Tuesdays 3pm to 7pm.


In Minnesota. Get your salmon from Wild Run Salmon and strawberries, rhubarb ,and raspberries from Schultz Farm at Mill City Farmers Market. The market opens Saturdays from 8am to 1pm.

In Illinois, get your fresh strawberries, and other vegetables at Downtown Evanston Farmers Market. The market opens Saturdays from 730 am to 1 pm.


In Nevada, shop for delicious peaches, strawberries, asparagus at the Las Vegas Farmers Market. The market opens Tuesdays at Gardens Park, and Wednesdays at Bruce Trent Park from 4pm to 8pm.

In California, pick some fresh eggplants, cauliflower, broccoli and green beans at St. Helena Farmers Market . The market opens Fridays from 730 am to 12 noon.

We hope you enjoy going to the markets this week. Here are some delicious recipes to inspire you for this week’s seasonal cooking:

A Southern Belle Visits Provence (Shrimp & Grits Provencal Style)

Boiled Seasoning Crawfish

Eggplant Parmesan

Mango Daiquiri

Photo by BethAnne Ragen (purpleurple41) of Flickr