So we didn’t buy a pig today at Farmer’s Market. Although there was a feral hog for sale but for some reason I wasn’t creative enough to go out on that limb this cold Saturday morning.
After our luck with the Gulf Red Snapper last week, we headed straight to Roberto at San Miguel Seafood. He loaded us up with Amberjack and Yellow Edge Grouper. Fresh from the gulf and caught on Thursday, I’m going to toss a coin to see which fish to try first.
We stopped by Countryside Farm Products and bought a chicken that was, how shall I say….still clucking yesterday and only plucked this morning. I don’t think I’ve ever had a chicken that fresh. Sebastien, a Frenchman turned Texan, farm raises beautiful chickens and said mine would last in the fridge for at least two weeks. Only I can’t imagine waiting that long and feel certain this bird will be roasting with garlic before the weekend is over. Finally, we picked up farm fresh eggs and a pound of ground bison perfect for the chili weather we are expecting later this week.
Littlest Middlest and her favorite doll Felicity enjoyed seeing a two day old baby lamb.
Mia and LM take a peek at a homemade pizza topped with macaroni and cheese. Oh my!
Do you have a Farmer’s Market close to where you live? Do you shop there?
Caution: The following may be disturbing (it was to me).
When my folks moved to Elgin they found an 80 year old czech nanny for me. She was all spunk and fire. She would go out to her barn, grab a chicken and twist it above her head and pluck it for dinner that night. Talk about a disturbing sight for a youngin’. I can’t recall stepping out of line after I witnessed that at the ripe old age of 8.
By the way, she watched my brother and I until she was 91. Then lived 10 years more! 🙂 Bless her loving yet rough on the edges soul.
Aww, baby lamb, so cute! Feral hog, so scary! Fresh chicken, so yummy! In the winter we don’t have any farmer’s markets but we do have an indoor farm market that we frequent. It is kind of a drive to get there we only go once a month or so.