|Easter Egg Radishes|
|Organic Oyster Mushrooms from Hazel Dell Mushrooms–one of my favorites|
|Beeswax candles from Amber Lights in Longmont|
I was delighted to discover Street Fare bakery, which benefits the Boulder County Homeless Shelter through sales of their delicious two-bite cupcakes. We sampled the Orange Clove (fantastic) and the Sugar Plum (even more fantastic). They sell a variety of interesting flavors that rotate according to season.
|From left to right, orange clove, sugar plum, and star anise mini cupcakes|
We also sampled some innovative fare from Chef Deb, who does cooking demos at the summer market in addition to her gig as a private chef. Today she was making quesadillas with Delicata squash, local greens, and Haystack Mountain goat cheese. This was topped with a really fresh-tasting mushroom salsa that I need to try to replicate.
|Chef Deb stirring up a new batch of mushroom pico de gallo|
|A quesadilla, hot off of the griddle|
We also browsed the gift areas and found lots of things we wanted to buy.
|Leaf-imprint bird bath–must buy…|
|skeins of hand-dyed yarn|
|Hand painted gourds|
The most compelling displays, however, were all of the stunning, multi-colored carrots:
I’m a sucker for pretty carrots. We bought mushrooms, onions, fingerling potatoes, dried chokecherries (really!), pastured pork, raw milk cheese, cabbages, and of course those mini cupcakes. We also sampled some great popcorn from Boulder Popcorn, and I suspect I will end up buying some of their “Cambria’s Cream” variety on my return visit. It has a really distinctive flavor, almost buttery, and a delicate, crisp texture.
Definitely going back tomorrow.
Thanks for reading,