Yesterday I went to the Sewell Mill Community Farmer’s Market in Bremen, Georgia. This farmer’s market is open every Thursday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Local farmers come and fill their booths with fruits, vegetables, jams, jellies, and lots of other goodies to sell.
I did not get the name of this farmer, but he had a display of some beautiful green beans, peppers, and squash. I bought some of those green beans from him. I got a generous amount for $2.00.
The nice guy at this booth is a retired school teacher with a backyard garden. He perfected his home made corn and black bean salsa, and calls it “Pretty Darn Good”. And it is. I bought a jar of it to use next time I make my Shrimp and Black Bean Nachos. The pint jar was $5.00.
It was really hard not to buy some of all the things they had to offer at the Hembree Lane Farm Booth. They had new potatoes, heirloom tomatoes, eggs, garlic, squash, cucumbers, kale, yellow wax beans, and green beans. I did buy some of the red fingerling potatoes and a fresh garlic bulb. Yum!
I like that the farmers at this market had signs that told how much their produce was selling for. It made it possible for me to decide if I could afford to buy from them without having to continually ask how much.
The last item in my shopping bag was an assortment of delicious goat cheeses from Coles Lake Creamery. I got blueberry, strawberry, and honey spreadable goat cheeses, in a package for $8.00 It is so good spread on gluten free ginger snaps or on gluten free raisin toast.
New Potatoes With Garlic Recipe
1.5 pounds new potatoes
1 whole head of garlic
salt and pepper to taste
Wash the potatoes, slice off any spots. Dice into bite sized pieces, leaving peels on. Put the potatoes into an 8″ X 8″ glass casserole dish. Peel all the garlic cloves, slice, and sprinkle into potatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste, drizzle with olive oil. Stir to mix well. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes to one hour. Serve hot.
After my shopping trip yesterday, this is my menu for dinner tonight:
New Potatoes with Garlic
Steamed Green Beans with Basil
Sliced Fresh Tomatoes
Leftover Grilled Chicken
Leftover Ham Slice
Sewell Mill Community Farmer’s Market is located at 126 Hamilton Avenue in Bremen, Georgia. If you have any questions for them, their phone number is 770-843-8021. You can also like their Facebook Page. What is your favorite thing to find at a farmer’s market?