Eating Local in Springfield, Vermont
|Produce from the orchard|
We visited the tiny local farmer's market - a new development - and i was surprised to find a classmate and his mother (my high school psych teacher) selling their farm products. I picked up some Shaker Dilly Beans from their tent, which I was told was how the old Shakers preserved their green bean crop. Green beans + garlic + mustard seeds + spices + dill? I'm sold - for $5. My high school buddy tells me they sell for $10 at the famous Vt. Country Store.
We also picked up a jar of raspberry red currant preserves, and some corn. After the market we headed to the orchard, which was bustling. Instead of picking our own apples this year, we just bought a bag in their store. We're really not home much to cook with them this month, since I'm off to Montreal for work for this week, and then next week my husband and I leave for London and Munich for vacation. Last year we carried back a huge bag of apples, squash and cheese - but this year only one small sugar pumpkin, which I hope to curry next week. We also managed to get some fresh donuts.
|"S" is for sugared donuts at the orchard|
|mmm... sugared cider donuts|
|House where the real cider comes from|
|Cider, in here!|
|Yes, for real, this way!|
|Heirloom cider, just made, going fast!|
|Honor system station. Taste, pay, enjoy.|