By Seth Budick - http://www.friends4oldlafarmersmarket.org -Cross-posted from NelaList:
New items at the market this week included arugula and basil, both from FrogDog Farms. Jan has been coddling her basil plants through the winter and has managed to coax enough fresh growth to bring some beautiful lush leaves to the market. Arugula, or rocket, is actually an herb, but these peppery leaves are mildly flavored enough to make a salad on their own, especially with some goat cheese and the avocado dressing I recommended last week. Arugula also makes a great pizza topping, added after the cooking is over, just wilting on the surface. To find out about everything now in season at the market, take a look at http://www.friends4oldlafarmersmarket.org. And while you're at the market pick up some fresh nuts, roasted corn and potatoes, tamales and honey pineapple chicken.
Please stop by the market for fresh, field-ripened, high quality produce from local farmers and spend time with your friends, neighbors and other community members.
The Highland Park Certified Farmers Market is located adjacent to the Highland Park Gold Line station at Marmion Way between Ave. 57 & 58 and operates Tuesdays from 3-7PM.
- Seth Budick