Saturday, September 23, 2006

Today at the Farmer's Market, Blue Food, and Capriole News

I love fall. These warm, blustery days and cool nights make for great sleeping and lazy Saturday mornings. Today, after a deep and late fall slumber, I threw on my favorite jeans, stopped at Starbuck's for a very large cup of coffee, and hit the Broad Ripple Farmer's Market. (And a shout-out to readers and newlyweds Eric and Jen Rawe who I ran into this morning!) The Broad Ripple Farmer's Market (in the back parking lot of Broad Ripple High School) runs every Saturday morning through the end of October.

My farmer's market shopping was combined with a need for blue food. Pals -- and Cubs fans -- Robyn and Mark are having a christening of their home for their blue Cubs themed paint job. (They're the house on New Jersey with the Cubs logo and mural on the Cubs blue garage.) Their theme tonight? A blue food pitch in. I predict all kinds of creative recipes with blue cheese and blue corn tortillas. At the farmer's market, I found multi-colored bell peppers -- in red, green, yellow, orange, and purple -- which is blue enough for me. I plan to roast them this afternoon with good olive oil for an antipasto treat.

It looked like the threat of rain kept some vendors away. I missed Jackie's Pesto (cilantro lime, my favorite) but did stock up at the Capriole stand. Over at My Plate or Yours, Christine has a fantastic recipe for one of my favorite things -- marinated goat cheese with olive oil and spices. I'm making a jar today with the Capriole goat cheese "thimbles" I just picked up.

Also, at Capriole, they're advertising Fall Farm Day, an upcoming open house at the Capriole Farm, 1-4 p.m., Sunday, October 8. If you can make this date, go! In addition to horse and wagon rides, chefs with farm fresh food, and barn tours, they'll have an American raw milk cheese tasting from the Slow Food Presidia. The cheese tasting will feature raw milk cheeses from Vermont to Trader's Point Creamery as well as Capriole's offerings. (Tickets for the cheese tasting are $20. RSVP to Capriole at 812-923-9408.)

Make sure you take advantage of this chance to tour the farm for one of the top goat cheese makers in the US. It should make for a beautiful Sunday afternoon, just in time for a nice drive down to see the foliage in southern Indiana. Directions from Indianapolis are available from the Capriole site.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My wife and I went to Tru in Chicago this last weekend, and were pleasantly surprised to see Capriole cheeses on their cheese cart.