Saturday, April 15, 2006

Market Recap: 2006: Week 11

The rain is threatening to turn these posts into a broken record. The guy we buy our lettuces from hasn't been around for three weeks now. Most of our citrus staples are no longer in season. All the same, the market was busier than we expected today. By the time we left, four or five cars were circling the lot next to the Grand Lake Farmers' Market, waiting for a spot.

The big news of the day turned out to be about the Marin Sun Farms eatery just outside Pt. Reyes Station. Doug Stonebreaker of Prather Ranch, told us that the place had closed its doors after flooding twice. Long time readers may recall my post on a Rib Eye we picked up there, or an earlier post that described their tantalizing condiment bin.

Doug held out hope that they might re-open their doors when the weather improved and the day-trippers returned.

Our aims for the market this week were a bit differnt. Some recent dental work has left me consuming liquids for the time being. With that in mind, I went looking for things to turn into soup. I found this giant mushroom cluster. Enjoy.

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