Olympia Farmer's Market opening day!
The Olympia Farmers Market opened for the season today, and I was unable to resist!
Of course, it's too early in the season to have a huge selection of produce, but a lot of the spring starts are out, and there is always Stewart's Meats to load up on my sausage.
did start some of my own broccoli this year, but the mice got into the starts and dug up the seeds, so I picked up two 6-packs of really nice looking plants from one of the organic growers. As always, I had to go with at least one pack of Packman Broccoli, as that is the one that made me discover that I actually like home grown broccoli. And for the second 6-pack I went with one that has red tinged heads.
There were quite a few other plants that got my attention, and I will be sure to pick up in the near future. Lots and lots of herbs, including a nice variety of mints, and a type of rosemary that has larger than normal leaves that aren't that woody. One place has a nice variety of lavenders and there were lots of types of mint that were begging for my attention.
What really got my attention was the HUGE bluberry plants that Burnt Ridge Nursery was offering. Some ofthese things were 4 feet tall and they were selling them for only $15! I think I'm going to have to go back this weekend and get at least one of them.
On the meat front, I picked up 2 double smoked sausage and 2 cajun sausage links. I also got some of their country breakfast sausage to try mixing up with some beef to see how it comes out in meatloaf.