Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Plantation, FL Farmers Market 3/10

As previously noted Gail and I spend Friday - Monday in the Ft. Lauderdale & Key Biscayne, FL areas visiting family and relaxing. This meant we missed our usual trip to one of the local winter markets here in Boston, but we didn't miss out on locally produced goods! On Saturday afternoon we visited the Plantation, FL Farmers Market.
Held every saturday, year round the market featured a great variety of locally produced goods including produce, grass fed beef, hummus, dog treats, flowers,  pasta sauces, pickles, honeys and honey products, beef jerky, hot sauces, prepared foods including quiche, kettle corn, ceviche, tea, wood fired pizza from a portable wood fired oven, and much more! While wandering around we stopped long enough to bring a nice little bounty back to Boston:
We ended up taking home a nice variety of products:
Lemon Garlic Hummus from Barry's All Natural Hummus
Mustard Pickles from Pickled Pink
Bee Pollen & Avocado Honey from SMAKattack
Smoke Sauce & Instant Marinade Spice Blend from Tiki Island. What is great about the spice blend is all it needs is water and coconut milk and we have a ready to go marinade that would be great for pork, chicken, tofu, or vegetables.
Aurora & Amatriciana Sauces from Nonna Rizzo's who also had some delicious pre-made soup. The Aurora is a creamy Parmesan tomato sauce and the Amatriciana is a tomato sauce with caramelized onions, bacon, and a hint of hot pepper.
Not pictured is the Habanero grass-fed beef jerky and chocolate and caramel kettle corn I also picked up that was snacked on and gone before we made it back to Boston.
It was nice to see all the great prepared foods and other goods at the market but I was surprised that on the afternoon we visited there was only 1 farm selling produce and much of it was clearly from large scale enterprises as there were stickers on many of the fruits and veggies indicating they may have not been local. Overall though It was nice to see the similar and very different vendors then the markets around Boston.

1 comment:

Sharon Shiner said...

OMG I want that honey!!!!!!!