The South Durham Farmer’s Market is quite a treat. We had a wonderful time yesterday meeting new farmers and getting reacquainted with some of our favorite local-area farmers, including devoted CFSA members Bull City Farm, Four Leaf Farm, Prodigal Goat and more. A special thanks to Two Chicks Farm, who came out with a pepper roaster. We provided customers with a few incredibly delicious recipes from local cookbook author Sheri Castle, originally published here on NPR’s Kitchen Window site. I (Victoria) picked up a couple of red peppers from Two Chicks, who roasted them for me right on the spot. Paired with small red and white potatoes from 4M farm, I whipped up Ms. Castle’s fancy potato and roasted pepper salad for dinner!
Thanks again to Ben Filippo and the market for giving us a space to chat with customers. Support your local farmers market, wherever you are! This one, and many others, are open year-round, meaning that farmers are working hard to provide you responsibly raised meat and pesticide-free produce. Buy local bounty — there’s plenty!
Today, in the spirit of peppers, we’re headed to the 5th Annual Pittsboro Pepper Festival. See y’all there.