Every Tuesday, MIT Stata Center has a Farmer’s Market run by Russo’s a family run farm based out of Watertown, MA. Incidentally, Watertown was in the news recently in connection with the massive manhunt for Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
Every Tuesday I have a class in Stata Center and it is very convenient for me to purchase fresh farm produce from the farmer’s market. Today I bought Brinjal, like the variety we get back in India (it is called Eggplant here). I also bought green peppers, tomato, potato, zucchini, raw plantain, ginger. The best part of the farmers market is the quality and price of the produce. 4 potatoes, irrespective of its size costs $1. 6 tomatoes cost $1, a box of eggplant costs $1. The only part to remember is that they take only cash. Other wonderful produce there include giant cabbage head (which costs $1), cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, lettuce, cucumbers, peppers, sugar pea, apples, pears, oranges, lemon, bananas. Last week they had tropical mangoes too.
I plan to cook zucchini pilaf and sour eggplant stir fry tomorrow. The potatoes will make delicious pani puri filling, but I need to go to the Indian store to buy the puris, so it has to wait a couple of days.
I planned to take a photo of the farmer’s market today to put on the blog, but forgot to take it in the rush after purchase. Maybe I’ll click a pic next week and update this post.
Thanks to MIT student life and dining for organising this wonderful farmer’s market so close.