Strawberries from the Market

The first strawberries of the year. I got the call on Thursday, when my friend and expert-jam-crafter Lisa let me in on the knowledge: Westmoreland Berry Farm’s first week at the Courthouse Market would be this Saturday.

One of the things I miss the most in the winter is the family-run operation’s presence at the farmers’ market. Fresh berries, farm jam, all manner of delectable treats that remind me of my love of summertime. So, their return is a joy to celebrate and enjoy.

The rain was gentle, as we walked through the market talking to all the vendors. I picked up 8 quarts of strawberries, and today I’ll turn part of them to ice cream, freeze a few, and just eat a few. The market was not as crowded as I expected at a little before 9am, but the goods were plentiful. I left with buffalo half-smokes, mozzarella and ricotta made locally, some basil, dill and tomato seedlings for the garden, and the aforementioned strawberries.

Mmmmmm strawberries.

Strawberries from the Market — Originally uploaded by tbridge

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