A lot of the Farmers Markets near where we lived in Medford had bizarre hours, like Wednesdays from 12 – 5. Not conducive for me when I was working, and when I had B, not really ideal, as the area wasn’t great for strollers and he hated being worn.
Well, fast forward to now, there is a great farmers market in Wakefield, I’ve seen it a bunch of times when I was driving by, and I knew I needed to make an effort to stop. This past Saturday, I went with my mother-in-law, and purchased some fabulous items.
For this WIAW, I am going to share my finds and what I made with them.
Farm fresh eggs. I love these babies. They can be expensive, but so worth it. 1 dozen for $6 or 2 dozen for $11 from Copicut Farms in Dartmouth, MA
Pajazzo from Swiss Bakers, I have been meeting to visit their store front since we moved to the ‘burbs. We also bought an almond croissant & a chocolate croissant for the boys. The bread was nice and crusty on the outside and chewy on the inside. Perfect for dipping!
Cucumbers, $1 each, from Kelly’s Farm, the woman running the booth was super sweet and told me to take one of the pickles as well. I don’t eat pickles so Nick will have to report back about the taste.
I hit the jackpot at Farmer Dave’s! All of the food below cost me $30.
2 apples, a pint of blueberries, 4 zucchini’s, a pint of raspberries
Boston lettuce, 2 peppers, carrots, wax beans and green beans, and lettuce
I forgot to take a picture of the sign so I can’t remember exact prices for everything, but it was a pretty good deal.
Not pictured, Butternut Squash ravioli and Basil & Goat Cheese ravioli from Fior D’Italia. We haven’t opened the basil in goat cheese yet, but I was sort of expecting a puree of sorts inside the butternut squash ravioli, but it was more chunks and there was also cheese and peppers, which I wasn’t expecting, and not working well together on my taste buds.
So what did we make?
A huge salad obviously, it is so much better than anything you will ever buy. Nick’s mom also made us zucchini and beans in tomato sauce. Super easy, sauté garlic and onion in a little bit of oil, add zucchini and beans, add sauce. Cook until the veggies are soft. Spoiler, it went amazing with the bread from the Swiss Bakers.
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