The market was hopping yesterday morning — people were picking up Halloween pumpkins, prepping for OysterFest and chatting about the incoming hurricane. Alas, the two vendors whose products I was craving were nowhere in sight — therefore, no maple sausage links from Black Bottom Farms and no smoked salmon salad from Neopol. Hopefully they’ll both be back next week.
Here’s what I picked up after trips to the open-air market, the Amish market and the seafood market:
- yellow onions
- sweet potatoes
- cherry tomatoes
- blue pumpkin
- kettle corn
- 2 pounds bulk bison burger
- 1.5 pounds ground pork
- 2 pounds of chicken sausage (1 pound spinach feta and 1 pound Italian)
- turkey jerky
- 1 pound wild salmon
- 1 pound scallops
I toyed with picking up smoked salmon from the seafood market to try and make my own smoked salmon salad, but unfortunately, the brand that they carry contains nitrites. Neopol smokes their own fish and their products do not contain nitrites.
I haven’t figured out how I’ll prepare the wild salmon. I’m dreaming up a lemon-garlic sauce for the scallops.
I bought the pork to make my own maple breakfast sausage. The chicken sausage will supplement when that runs out and I can also eat that for lunches/dinners.
I’ve been eating a lot of burgers lately and that’s why I bought the bison. I like making my own patties better than the pre-formed patties.
I took down the greenhouse cover off of the VegTrug — it was tied down with velcro strips, but I didn’t think they’d hold in strong winds. I hope the baby spinach plants survive. I have more hope for the kale, rosemary and chives.
I went around picking flowers from my black-eyed susan and cosmo plants — they won’t survive the storm and I’d like to enjoy them awhile longer.
Likewise, I took cuttings from my parsley and thyme plants, assuming they won’t weather the storm well (the parsley probably will; the thyme, not so much).
Today, I ordered some garlic grow bags, bulbs and soil to plant after the storm is over. I’m looking forward to next year’s harvest!