|Tomato Pie with Fresh Ricotta|
Part 2 of my Shore Food Finds - at the Ocean City Farmers' Market.
I could seriously write a whole blog just about the wonderful farmers' markets all over the country. Hmmm, maybe that will be a side-line project for my future books - Market Travels: In Search of People, Pie and America's Forgotten Farmers. But I digress. The Ocean City (and Sea Isle, Avalon, Stone Harbor, Margate and Ventnor) Farmers' Market is/are a great big wonderful party every week during the summer. What stood out for me this particular summer, in addition to finding Cat Gleason, The Pie Girl's pies, were the other local purveyors and vendors that had ready to eat products. The farmers' produce was fresh and tender but the products we purchased from vendors with whom spoke truly stood out this year.
|Jill and Michael of Tony Baloney's Farm to Table Truck|
|The Farm to Table Truck|
|Miss Daisy Smith and her son, Lamont|
|Apple Garlic Hot Wing Sauce|
|Good enough to drink from the spoon!|
|Talk n Coffee Truck - Ice, Bring Us ICE!|
Farmers' Markets in any area are a welcome relief to the unknown produce provenance one finds in a chain supermarket. The vegetables and fruit were most likely picked within a day of your purchase and may well be from within 50 miles of where you made the purchase. Keep your dollars as local as you can! Support, shop and eat great each week at any of the many farmers' markets sprouting up along a sidewalk or park in your town!