Summer meals based on the Farmers Market

The farmers market on the east end of Long Island are starting to hum.  Once a week fill-up is key.  The markets out here move from town to town with the same vendors except for the one in Montauk for whatever reasons seems to have more.

lettucesThis week I filled up starting with massive amounts of basil.  The smell hit me before I saw it.

raspberriesFilled up on fruits too.  This farm had raspberries, blueberries and amazing cherries.

strawberiesThis farm had the last gasps of strawberries.  Was happy to see them there.  He also had freshly made butter which was a huge hit over the weekend.

eggsHaving a farm fresh egg for breakfast is a completely different experience than the store bought eggs.  Kind of like tomatoes in August.  It is tough to eat any other egg or tomato after actually tasting the real deal.  They also had some duck eggs.  They are much richer with huge yolks.  I scrambled them up.  The consistency is curdy like cottage cheese.  Lots of fat in there.  Would be great on top of a dish.

cheeseMecox cheese are good.  Their brie was unique.  Very layered and intense for a brie.

breadsHave to get some fresh bread.

olivesThere is also the olive and pickle tent.

oliveoilsThese oils and vinegars are delicious and super intense.

carrtsPicked up these beautiful carrots and made the April Bloomfield recipe with roasted carrots, carrot pesto and a runny buratta on top.

flowersFresh flowers is a nice touch to the farmers market.

carHere is my fill up in the car.  Thinking about all the recipes for the weekend.   Looking forward to next weekend for another fill.