Obligatory picture of the radishes and chard here... set in front of a sage green Victorian house, this is the first inviting view you get of the market when coming from the north.
I gathered our beets, our parsnips, and our cabbage, and set off to try some of the many cooked food and bakery booths that also lined the perimeter of the market.
A handful of local bakeries were represented in tent form, and at least half seemed to be vegan/gluten free... (okay, I'm not really either, it's just nice to see them available). In the end, I was won over by Two Tarts. Their display was just too irresistible: about a dozen small cookies you could choose from for 80 cents each. The possibilities of mixing, matching, and collecting a bagful of inch-wide cookies was too cute to walk by.
I got five. (check out the bite-size of the raspberry/almond macaron.)
For a larger plate lunch, I avoided the long line and deep fryer of the Pine Street Biscuits booth (this time), and went to Verde Cocina.
A giant hot plate was constantly in use, roasting fresh vegetables. Acquired: veggie gringas: two soft corn tacos filled with sauteed carrots an onions with a side of mixed beans and mixed greens, all covered in red molé sauce. Vegan, gluten free, and delicious!
Oh, and the borscht worked out great that night. I love making eastern European dishes as it makes me feel a little more connected with my heritage. I think we may try to do a bunch for Easter this year.