Here's what you found at your local farmers market last week using the hashtag #F52farmstand.
If Auvergne is green and brown all over, Marseille is brown and black by spray paint. Reserved, Auvergne is surrounded by volcanoes and mostly unknown. Marseille is the loudest person in the room, the life of the party. The former smells like mushrooms in the fall and cows in the spring, the latter of sea and brick-oven pizza, but also trash flying in the mighty gusts of the mistral wind. In Verne, our neighbors were gentle, quiet souls who knew about self-reliance, building with their hands. When the city speaks, it's a babble of Mediterranean tongues, a spectrum of tones in cheeky Marseillais accent; garlic and sea salt give character to the breath and coarse hair to the passerby. #inournature
The cherry trees & Bradford pears are blooming in big snowy bursts, and the air smells like honey. Spring. I'm sad to miss all the goodness that the south has to offer but excited to explore the flavor of spring half way around the world in Japan. This time last year @matthewlud & I were grabbing up spring produce like these baby artichokes and fava at the morning market in Stari Grad on Hvar. Still I wish I'd be around to smell the honeysuckle... #theartofslowliving #gatherwandermake
purple mizuna, at bodhi tree. also overwintered, these guys run a little sweeter and greener than traditional mizuna (and lacking its mildly peppery kick). a fab salad green, the stems can be pickled like chard, and are soft enough to be mounded on sandwiches or (if seasoned well) tossed into savory meat dishes of a sichuan variety. #culinarybotany #f52farmstand #bareaders #eeeeeats
Have you seen beautiful produce popping up at your local farmers market? Share it on Instagram with the hashtag #F52farmstand and the location it's from for a chance to be featured here next week!