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Here at Food52, we like to talk about what we’re buying at the market: what’s new, what’s exciting, the market's best finds. This is our water cooler talk. And now, we want you to join in.
This weekend will likely be spent prepping for the Fourth: Stocking up on sparklers and ingredients for ice cream floats, figuring out when to bake the layers of your flag cake, and searching for your picnic blanket. (Psst -- the kids commandeered it for their fort; it's time to buy a new one.)
But there are many meals to be had before Friday, so don't skip your regular trip to the market. Here’s what the Food52 editors can’t wait to pick up this week -- and why you should be adding it to your bag, too.
If you haven't picked up eggs at the farmers market before, you've been missing out. Not only can you get the best chicken eggs you've ever eaten -- with rich orange yolks and firm whites that won't spread across your entire pan -- you’re also likely to find other types of eggs, like goose and duck eggs.
Snap Peas and Snow Peas
Crisp and sweet, these make a refreshing addition to summer dishes -- think chicken salad, potato salad, salmon wraps -- and a nice crunchy snack while you walk around the market.
It's now late enough in the season that these have big bulbs, all the easier to thinly slice and layer on sandwiches with mayonnaise, a la Alice Waters. This isn't a new idea: She borrowed the recipe from James Beard, and Saltie has since put their own spin on it, which uses focaccia and loses the parsley in favor of chives. In any iteration, it's the perfect sandwich to tide us over until we get to tomato and mayonnaise season.
What are you picking up at your farmers market? Tell us in the comments!
Photos by James Ransom
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