During the Farmers Market season, we make it a weekend tradition to ride over to our local farmers market in Irvington neighborhood every Sunday, and get some breakfast along the way. This year we’ve also discovered the market in the Hollywood neighborhood, which is almost as close to us, is on Saturday, and has a notably different selection of vendors, so we’ve decided to start frequenting both. Farmers market weekends! Fresh, delicious food, supporting local community and economy, and often there’s good pre-made food to be eaten at the markets as well.
This weekend was the first week for the Irvington Farmers Market, so we hooked up with a couple of friends to head over, and we stopped at Grand Central Bakery nearby for some breakfast.
Trina and I had a Monkey Muffin (the gooey one with nuts) and a rhubarb hand pie.
There was a really cute little dog “parked” outside, who was posing for us as we came out the door. It was great, we all came out the door and just stopped in our tracks, as it was obvious the dog was totally putting on his best look for us :)
We headed over to the farmers market and ended up with some beautiful carrots, beets, rhubarb, spinach and pork chops. All being said and done, we headed back to the bikes, loaded up, and headed back to our place.
Last night we pan-seared the pork chops and made some rhubarb compote to go with them. We trimmed some of the fat from the pork chops to cook the beet greens in with chopped shallots, and there you have it.