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Friday, October 5, 2012

what to do this weekend: the farmer's market

If you're lucky enough to live somewhere where the climate is temperate all year then lucky you, you get to shop at farmer's markets all year-long. Unfortunately, here in Seattle, my favorite farmer's markets are closing over the next few weeks. The taste of the fruits, vegetables and products picked and made by our local farmers and artisans is something that you just can't duplicate in supermarkets. So this weekend I will be visiting my favorite farmer's markets to stock up on the local bounty. We've enjoyed an unseasonably sunny summer here in Seattle so the produce is so bright and beautiful you can almost taste the sunshine.

Over the next week I'll be making jam and soups and freezing tuna brought in off the boat just the day before. I like to think that on a cold, icy day in December we'll be tucking into a roasted potato leek soup prepared with organic ingredients grown by our local farmer's.

It's almost apple picking time so until then, see what your local farmer's are offering. Click here to find a local farmer's market in your area.

For more great ideas on cooking with fresh, local ingredients, pick up Emeril Lagasse's book "Emeril Farm to Fork."

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