The Luck o' the Irish to You!
It's all corned beef, cabbage and four leaf clovers on this green-centric holiday, but don't get stuck in a rut when it comes to making your Irish feast; look to the markets to inspire your menu. Wednesday at Adams Avenue Farmer's market pick up some savoy cabbage (pictured - tight and compact with crinkly leaves) from Suzie's Farm to make a traditional Irish side of colcannon, a fancy word for mashed potatoes mixed with thinly sliced cabbage. Or make a puree of roasted turnips from Maciel & Family, earthy and sweet, these could replace mashed potatoes altogether.
On Thursday at North Park Farmer's Market pick up all the ingredients you'll need for a healthy green snack of kale chips. Simply tear the leaves from a bunch of kale from JR Organics into large pieces and toss with a little olive oil from Thyme of Essence and a pinch of ground up sea salt in your favorite flavor from Salt Farm. Bake at 300F for 15-20 minutes, or until they're nice and crispy, and you've got a nutritious alternative to potato chips. Oysters and Guinness is another classic pairing so be sure and stop by Poppa's Fresh Fish to pick up a dozen bivalves to shuck and enjoy at home.
Here's to your health and Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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SD Weekly Markets brings farmers’ markets to the city in San Diego, and people to the table. Each of our San Diego farmers’ markets is geared to the needs and interests of the communities it serves, and each is managed professionally to provide the highest quality farm-fresh produce, meats, fish, eggs, and artisan foods to San Diego farmers’ market shoppers.