This Week at the Farmers Market….

The Fleur-de-Lis
Oh, the Fleur-de-Lis….such a regal flower. It is said to signify perfection, light, and life.

Leeks…those slender stalks from the Allium family…the perfect “happy medium” between an onion and a clove of garlic.
Beets, Glorious, Beets
Beets of all shapes, sizes and colors. 

I had a quick conversation with the owner of one of my favorite Portland Farmers Market stalls, DeNoble Family Farm. I was asking him when we would see his artichokes which are truly the most divine artichokes I have ever had. He’s hoping by the first of June. 
We also got on the subject of tomatoes, and for those of you in the Portland area, he passed along his Farmer’s Almanac prediction that this summer may be worse than last for tomatoes. Anyone planting tomatoes should be thinking about how to keep them warm. He could be wrong…but I thought I’d pass along the info.
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All original text and photographs copyright: Carrie Minns 2009-2011


  1. Nice photos, Pomme!

    Funny, I had to call Tom for a recipe for a story last week. What a nice guy! Quick to laugh, with a wry sense of humor. Can't wait for his artichokes!

  2. RecipeGirl says:

    Gorgeous sights at your Farmer's Market!