The Regular Farmers’ Market


The regular farmers’ market is in Scranton, a pleasant drive, about 25-30 minutes from Honesdale.


It’s big and the vegetables plentiful, varied and pretty.  They have, wait for it, fresh borlotti beans!


They call them cranberry beans and they seem to be a bit larger than the French borlotti but peu importe!  I cooked some today and froze the rest for later 🙂


The market also had Tuscan kale which I’ve never heard of or seen.  Alien!  And also normal hakurei turnips that I knew about 🙂




Bavarian essence rubbed pork rib roast from the German butcher.  Gina assured me that all of his meat is sourced locally 🙂


We’re living high on the hog here in Pennsylvania, baby 😀


Bavarian Pork Rib Roast

1 5-6 bone pork rib roast

Bavarian essence

Score the fat on the roast top, then rub Bavarian essence all over.  Refrigerate overnight. Place the roast in a tajine, cover on, in a 375 F oven for 1 1/2 hours.  Remove cover and continue to roast for 30 minutes.

Hakurei Turnip and Tuscan Kale Stir Fry

6 hakurei turnips, cut into cubes

1 1/2 tbsp olive oil

1 cup cooked ham, coarsely chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped

2 cups Tuscan kale leaves, chopped

2 bay leaves

2 tbsp white wine vinegar

Salt and pepper

Brown the turnip cubes in the olive oil.  Add the ham and garlic, then cook until the garlic is aromatic.  Add the kale, bay leaves, vinegar, salt and pepper, then cover and steam for 4-5 minutes.





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25 Responses to The Regular Farmers’ Market

  1. Mad Dog says:

    Excellent – that sounds great and beautiful looking beans 🙂

  2. Those ribs look incredible! And I have never seen borlotti beans in their original casing. Such a beautiful plant!

  3. jz says:

    i NEVER find fresh beans here and i am not that far away and bigger…damn!

  4. deedle2038 says:

    Tuscan kale! aka “dinosaur kale,” aka “lacinato kale,” aka “cavolo nero.” it’s my favorite! less bitter and more tender than curly kale. you *must* try this kale salad — it’s unbelievably good. I know that because the children snarf it up! kids give the most un-biased opinions. 🙂

  5. Now that is a damn fine meal for my belly right there. Love that Tuscan kale… Also known as cavolo nero 🙂

  6. Looks lovely! I’d like to know what you did with the beans!

  7. those beans look fabulous …and they photograph very well too. Haven’t eaten Cavolo Nero since I left London and good Italian shops:)

  8. I was going to say it must be Cavolo Nero too – but I was late in commenting! it makes a really good and hearty pasta dish with beans or potatoes. The meat looks wonfderful and how lucky to have the fresh beans.

  9. Amanda says:

    Those beans are gorgeous. So you were in the electric city? I was posted there for work a few years ago. In february. Not. happy. I was living out of that Residence Inn that used to be a train station.

  10. Wow. What a great produce! Wish we got them here, never seem to find them anywhere in India. I bet they must be really healthy too

  11. Michelle says:

    Phew! Glad to see you’re able to find some good things.

  12. EXPATisserie says:

    I’ve never seen beans look so gorgeous! They’re positively jewel-like. I haven’t seen any at farmers markets here in London (maybe they don’t grow in colder climates?), but will keep my eye out for some.

    Love your blog – the photography is beautiful.

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