Or lunch or breakfast or mid-day snack! Market is bursting with choices in late July. Raspberries in many colors and flavors, blueberries both wild (we hope this week) and high bush, seafood, lamb, pork, veal, beef, water buffalo, chicken, beans, cauliflower, cabbage, beets, broccoli, squash, mushrooms, onions, kale, salad greens and lettuce by the bushel, carrots, cucumbers (picklers too), beans, more each week.
For those of you who want to chill and tread lightly in the kitchen, there are gourmet ready to heat and serve meals, frozen seafood and chicken dishes, hand pies, and well, ice cream too. Maybe put some of those fresh berries over some ice cream and call it a meal.
Then there is cow, goat and water buffalo cheese in many iterations, yogurt, and baked goods from five bakers including gluten-free and vegan, crackers, sour dough baguettes to croissants and lavender shortbread just to name a few yummy carbs. Let’s not forget the chutney, jams, jellies, pickles, sauerkraut, humus, honey and maple syrup. Yogurt or kefir anyone?
Season it up with fresh basil, parsley, dill, cilantro, and garlic fresh from the field. You might even find some spare thyme. Maybe roast some of that garlic over the grill. Plenty of flowers for the table. Crêpes fresh from the griddle while you work out your menu.
Scot Cannon is performing this week, weather permitting. We need the rain but we’re hoping it holds off ’till 2 o’clock, Scott’s music is a natural fit with market day.
Eric makes sauerkraut. Find it at Good Food/Monroe Cheese Studio
Kid’s Club is ongoing through August. Check that out.
Belfast Art Market is running concurrently. Plenty of parking on Waldo Avenue (Rt 137) over by the high school. You can walk through the gate behind the backstop.