We are doing our major market, Mill City Farmers Market, only part of the season this year but will do fill-ins when they have an opening and we are available.  After 3 weeks away visiting the wonerful area of PA where our daughter and her family moved last year, I was back at the market this week.  It was good to be back and even though it was a lot of work to get ready in one day, I didn’t realize how much I missed it when I was gone.  It was a gloomy, cool, humid day and there were a lot of people there.  When one of us does a market alone we often miss talking with some customers because when there is a rush we can’t get to everyone and some people don’t wait.  We’ve done the market long enough now that we have customers who are “market friends” and it’s always good to talk with them.  This week some personal friends were there unexpectedly and it was good to see them too.  The best part was the bounty I came home with.  My husband is the ocok in the family but he’s in Canada fishing with our grandson so if I don’t want to live on packaged food I have to cook for myself for a few days. After being away so long the refrigerator is pretty empty so I set to work.  I made a salad of baby greens, sliced almonds, blueberries and the most amazing blue cheese from Shepard’s Way (www.sheperdswayfarms.com).  I dressed it with organic Blueberry Basil dressing from Salad Girl (www.saladgirl.com).  They got their start at Mill City and now are being sold nationally.  If they’re not yet available in the refrigerated section of your grocery store ask your manager to order them.  They are the best bottled, no, the only bottled dressings, I can eat.  Now it’s time to check my kale that is turning into kale chips in my oven.  So simple…..mix some tahini and fresh lemon juice with water to thin if needed, mix with the kale, spread on a baking sheet, and bake at 200 until crisp.  It’s a good thing it’s fairly late at night or I think I would eat it all.  I also have some wheatberries soaking for making a salad tomorrow (check our recipe section for some selections).  I haven’t decided which one to make and will see what tempts me tomorrow.

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