One of the first things I looked for when we moved to Ann Arbor last year was Farmer's Market and was delighted to find one not too far from home. Located in the historic Kerrytown District in an open air atmosphere, it is the perfect place to browse the wide selection of locally grown vegetables, fruits, flowers, vegetable plants, herbs, jams, honey, baked goods, eggs, various meats like chicken, lamb, beef, jewelry, furniture, dried flowers, pottery and candles.
I didn't go to the Farmers market during winter, but went back this past week inspired by Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable Miracle: A Year of Food Life. In one of the chapters she mentions that the first things to come in Farmers Market after a long hard winter are greens of all kinds and asparagus. So imagine my surprise when I went to Farmers Market and see vendors with different kinds of greens and fresh asparagus.
From now on, I am hoping to visit the Farmers Market every week and will document everything that I buy. This week I bought a bunch of mixed greens, fresh asparagus along with locally grown, antibiotic free chicken and small cilantro and basil plants.
I grilled the asparagus and made a fresh salad with the greens. I used the chicken for chicken tikka masala. Everything was gone in a couple of days. It was fresh and absolutely delicious. I am ready for week 2.