February 1, 2012 - 6:28pm
SUPERBOWL SNACKS FOR THE WIN!
Score a big win with your football buddies by shopping the North Park Farmers’ Market before the Super Bowl. Those “lucky” enough to attend the game this year will be bundled up in big coats, hats and mittens in Indianapolis with a high temperature predicted to be 38 degrees. Really lucky fans here in sunny San Diego can enjoy the big game in tees and sandals!
Start with appetizers - grab a few baguettes from Belen Bread, a bottle of California Olive Oil for dipping, some manly Beemster and Mimolette cheeses from Taste Cheese and scarlet grapes from Smit Orchard. Forget the fried potato chips and heavy onion dip! Grab crunchy carrots, celery and squash from Valdivia Farms and Suzie’s Farm to serve with chipotle or pesto Bitchin’ Sauce and Lisko Artisan Deli’s hummus. While you’re at the Bitchin’ booth - grab some extra tubs to spread on your pre-game sandwiches, grilled chicken or fish!
Speaking of the grill, get in on the biggest grilling day of the year with farm fresh chicken or a flank steak from Da-Le Ranch. Make it a great ‘Half-Thyme’ meal with thyme, dill and cilantro from J.R. Organics to season your grilled meat or veggies. Get your guac on with big avocados from Paradise Valley Ranch, limes from Gilbert Quintos’ Farm and jalapenos from Proios Family Farm. Don’t forget to tell the farmer when you’ll be mashing those avocados to get the best advice on ripeness.
Not hosting the game this year? Scoop up a tin of honey cinnamon roasted almonds from Hopkins AG and a bunch of pretty blooms from Hidalgo Flowers for the host and you’ll be sure to be named Most Valuable Guest!