I’ve set a fun challenge for myself: for the entire run of the 2010 Copley Square Farmer’s Market, I’m going to eat lunch exclusively from the market (twice a week on market days). I should probably not refer to this as a “challenge,” as it’s actually the highlight of my week, but this way I can get a sense of accomplishment along with the enjoyment.
It’s not entirely a hedonistic experiment, though: I do believe in the whole “eat your view” and “vote with your dollar” mentality. So in support of my local farmers and in encouragement for them to keep up the good work, look what I got to eat for lunch today!
It’s one of those meals that’s almost too perfectly simple, just the way I like it. The sandwich, from the Iggy’s stand: Fresh bread, slabs of Niman Ranch ham, thick slices of cheddar, and butter. Mmmm. I think this may become a once a week tradition.
The other treat you’re looking at (which, much to my chagrin, will NOT be a weekly tradition…) is a slice of wild berries & cream tart from the Danish Pastry House stand. One of these days perhaps I’ll grow that proverbial hollow leg. Until then, this will be a “sometimes” food as they like to say. Today was as good a “sometimes” as any, I believe.
To round out my urban farm experience, all I need to do is direct my browser to www.hencam.com, and kick up my feet while I eat. Seriously, please click on the link — it’s awesome. I’ll wait. Be sure to check out the Goat Cam too.
Don’t you love it? Getting back to the market, though: I picked up a couple things for the house while I was at it, meaning dinner was just as good as lunch! Check it out:
Very, very good. The goat cheese is the “Mediterranean Marinade” from Crystal Brook Farms. A fantastic cheese, but I think next time I’ll go for something more along the lines of a sharp cheddar or a parmesan for this particular sandwich. The goat cheese doesn’t need anything more than a cracker to be properly enjoyed.
Come back tomorrow for leftovers!