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Tailgate Finds from our Veggie Spy

Saturday is the first OSU home game, so shop the Market for your tailgate season opener!

Cole slaw is an MVP at the pre-game party, and you can find cabbage at Cottage Garden, Dorans, and Zemecki. And you're sure to score with sweet corn! Visit Dorans,  Rhoads, Wenger, and Wishwell for those yummy golden kernels. Nothing will put bigger smiles on your team's faces than watermelon: refreshing, sweet, and even vaguely football-shaped!  Check out the watermelon at Donran...

Fresh Finds from our Veggie Spy

The Veggie Spy's Pick of the Week?

The tomatillo!

They look like bright green cherry tomatoes and they're a staple of Mexican cooking, including salsa verde (green sauce). Tart and refreshing, they are much denser than tomatoes, which makes them ideal for cold summer soups and creative sauces. Or, get REALLY creative and use them in a Bloody Mary. But don't forget to take the husks off first! You can find tomatillos at Cottage Garden, Oak Leaf, and Sippel Family Farm/Kenn...

Fresh Finds from our Veggie Spy

The Veggie Spy's Pick of the Week?

The cocktail cucumber!

According to Somerset Herbs, growers of this variety of cuke, the cocktail cucumber is a yellow slicing cucumber with a sweet, bright flavor and a juicy crunch. It has just a few small seeds, making it ideal for...cocktails! Even better, combine them with Simple Times' fresh-squeezed juice cocktail mixers! Or, dip them in tasty hummus from Hummavore.

           Get a cuke of the cocktail type,...

But First, The Veggie Spy Report

In honor of National Farmers Market Week, take the Veggie Spy mini quiz!

Patty Pan Squash is:

A) A tender, flying saucer shaped squash available from several vendors at the Market.

B)  A now defunct punk band from the 90's.

C) Something dreamed up by the Veggie Spy while doing "research" at House Wine.

D) Enough with the veggies already! What ELSE is at the Market?

If you answered A, you are correct! As a knowledgeable veggie aficionado, you'll love the array of fresh, local...

The Veggie Spy Report

Walk or park it,

Down to the market.

Lots of veggies, lots of fruit,

It's all local, and fresh, to boot!

There's meat and cheese and baked delights,

And, loads of yummy sample bites.

There's so much - what should you buy?

Here's some hints from the Veggie Spy! 

This week's Fresh Finds revealed:

- Blueberries

- Apples

- Peaches

- Blackberries...while they last!

- Cantaloupe - Sugar cube

- Watermelon - Mini and seedless varieties

- Pears

- Tomatoes - Heirloom, Grape and Cherry

- Peppers - Sweet, B...

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