Bite Of MN: Farewell To Farmers Markets
It is hard to believe that another Halloween has passed and we are already into November. Like a lot of others, I was in denial when the weather first turned chilly, but I have moved into the acceptance stage, especially since I visited the Kingfield Farmers Market for the last time on Sunday. As expected for the final day, it was packed! The lines for Chef Shack were long and the cider guy ran out of hot apple cider by 11:30am.
The reason for my visit to Kingfield was simply to get food from Foxy Falafel, a vendor (and friend) at the market. I’ve fallen in love with her Sabich sandwich: slices of fried eggplant and hard boiled eggs stuffed in a pita along with hummus, cabbage, and amba sauce (mango pickle sauce).
She also makes a mean falafel:
Since I was already at the market, I picked up a couple things to use in the next couple weeks:
I used two of the parsnips for mashed potatoes and parsnips. Cube and steam both in separate pots for about 20 minutes or until tender and mash.
I got a bag of Honeycrisp apples for just $5!
Sunshine Harvest Farm is located in Webster and they have great products. I usually pick up a dozen eggs from them and occasionally will buy some bacon too.
Although I am sad that most of the farmers markets have closed for the season, all is not lost. Both the Minneapolis and St. Paul Farmers Markets are open weekends in the winter, Kingfield Market will host a holiday market on November 13th from 9am – 1pm, and Mill City Market hosts their indoor markets at Local D’lish, with several dates on the calendar.
Crystal Grobe writes the Bite of Minnesota blog as well as Cafe Cyan.