Visit to Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market – 5/19/10

Ann Arbor Farmer's Market

This past Wednesday was another beautiful day at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market. It seems there were more vendors this time than last time I was here on a Wednesday, 2 weeks ago. At the market you could find arugula, asparagus, and lettuce a plenty. Now is the season for these crops, so get out there and get them while you can. Also I talked to a vendor that was selling grow your own mushroom kits . If your big into mushrooms and would love the savings of growing them yourself you should check out this booth at the next market. She has different varieties that grow in different conditions.

Onto what I purchased this week:
From Frog Holler
2 2-packs of Amish Paste Heirloom Tomato plants
1 pack of Leeks

I used up all my indoor growing space on Sungold tomatoes, so I was looking for some tomatoes that I will use just for making sauce, the Amish Paste seem like a good choice.

From Kapnick Orchards
1 pint of apple cider

They have so many great apple products, but their cider is my favorite. My wife loves their fritters!

From Crazy Horse Garlic Farm
1 bunch of spring garlic

This is the first time I have seen this vendor. They are out of Holland, Ohio and are experts on growing garlic. Today they were selling spring garlic. These are garlic plants that were planted in the fall and came to life in the spring. They haven’t formed bulbs yet, but they can still be enjoyed at this stage. You can even use the leaves. They take on a slight sweet flavor when cooked.

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  1. […] past Wednesday, I met a friendly woman from the Crazy Horse Garlic Farm in Holland, Ohio at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market. She was selling spring garlic for $3 a bunch. Spring garlic is garlic that was started in the […]

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