Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Fairfax Farmers

At last -- the end of summer and time for lots of tree-ripe peaches and fragrant tomatoes. Saturday we went to the main Fairfax Farmers Market at the railroad station (the RR doesn't run trains on Saturday -- just hosts the market). We bought tomatoes, plums, peaches, and a few other things. We still have some eggplant from the CSA share.

We quickly ate all the peaches and many tomatoes. Monday night, I cut up the rest of the big red ripe tomatoes and slow-roasted them overnight with garlic, sweet peppers, and a few of the little yellow cherry tomatoes. This is supposed to preserve the vegetables, but somehow we ate most of them for dinner last night.

This morning we stopped at a little farmers' market on the other side of town. More peaches! More tomatoes! But no photos. Before lunch, Alice, Miriam, and I made a peach-plum crumble, carefully eating some of the brown sugar as we worked. They liked using the tips of their fingers to blend the butter into the topping, and they took turns using a sharp knife to slice the fruit. We sampled the crumble for lunch dessert. It was delicious. We also made some yellow jello for dinner.

On Saturday, we bought some herb cheese and some feta cheese from Miriam and Alice's favorite cheese lady. Also, they selected flowers for a bouquet from the flower stall.


Jen of A2eatwrite said...

A lovely farmers market and lovely granddaughters - what could be better?

~~louise~~ said...

I'm heading to the peach farm this weekend. Every Labor Day weekend Davis Peach Farm has all sorts of activities for kids and families. Oh how I wish my grandchildren were here to go along:(

Just the thought that Miriam and Alice have a favorite "cheese lady" speaks to their farmer's market enthusiasm. Thank you so much for sharing, Mae...