Saturday, May 29, 2010

Walpole Village Farmer's Market


This is the first year for a farmer's market in the Walpole village. It was small but fun. This colorful vegetable is Kohlrabi (Brassica oleracea) --from the cabbage family. The name comes from the German kohl (cabbage) and rube or rabi (turnip). Taste: similar to broccoli stems though milder and sweeter. Can be eaten raw. In Kashmir kolrahbi is eaten 3-4 times a week.



Walpole has a winery! I bought a bottle for my bro's birthday present. Then I bought some Pad Thai for dinner, said hello to my massage therapist who was there with a portable massage seat. I also chatted with a Reiki man. It all serves to make me feel a part of the world.

22 comments:

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Our Farmers Market hasn't opened yet. Lucky you to be able to go to yours to see what is going on in your corner of the world of which you are a beautiful part.

patti said...

The Kohlrabi is gorgeous just to look at, let alone eat! Is your Mom's favorite flower in your side bar a rhododendron? It's beautiful too!

I know what you mean about being connected with the world - it's so great to share with friends when you're out and about.

Mim said...

How wonderful to have a farmers market in your town. and that kolhrabi is just gorgeous - I've never eaten it but will try it sometime soon.

Marion said...

mmmmm....I can't wait for the farmer's market to open here! There are incredible growers of both veg and meat products that live in this area. My eyes are bombarded with the colourful vegetables, baking, and bbq's going on everywhere, and I know it is summertime then.

Lovely photo, suki!

ArtPropelled said...

That top photo is stunning isn't it? The colours are amazing. I love your peace cards further down too.

Robin said...

Beautiful kohlrabi....I just KNOW it is delicious! Thank you for sharing your day at the Farmer's Market. You have a really nice one! And, YOU are a wondeful part of the world!

Enjoy a lovely weekend with your family! Sending you love and many hugs!

♥ Robin ♥

Annie said...

Glad you had fun. Looks a lot like our little market here. We don't have much this time of year, but soon.
That Kohlrabi is beautiful.
xoxo

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

What a great little Farmer's Market...I like the setting with lawn and trees. Sounds like your community is warming up to you...maybe you'll stay, maybe you have been home all along? Or close by? Enjoy your picnic!

Julie said...

I understand what you mean by your last statement, but as you know, you really are a part of a lot of peoples worlds...even mine way down here in south Florida!!!

Those kohlrabi (hope I spelled it right) is stunning!!! I would like to try some one day! What an amazing photo!!! They look surreal! Did you buy any or have you eaten it, or eat it regularly like they do in Kashmir??? I must get some now!!! Thanks for showing this to me...

Julie said...

P.S. Happy B-day to your brother!!!

kikipotamus said...

Oh yes, being and feeling like a part of the world is a healthy, healthy, healthy thing. It restores my sanity instantly.

kj said...

the kohlrabi looks like a bouquet of flowers!

i LOVE farmer's markets. there are two in my town. i feel so wholesome even when i just buy a pint of strawberries.

love to you, ms. suki,

i hope you are having fun

kj

Louise said...

I love your kholrabi photo, it looks like it would be a beautiful watercolour

susandmcl said...

HAH-- yet another coinkydink, sooks-- I bought 3 kohlrabi at the grocery today (albeit a white/pale green variety).. and had the young man clerk ask what it was .. (w/ didn't surprise me as I am often asked what various produce items I buy are used for.. I explained, but got a skeptical look when I mentioned it cd be used raw in salads, cooked in stews and soups... lol.

susandmcl said...

Actually- that was YESTERDAY evening when I bought the kohlrabis.. but I haven't been to bed yet so I called it 'today'.. lol again

susandmcl said...

The photo is indeed fabulous.. the kohlrabi look like purple roses! OK- now that's three posts in a row-- can you tell I have figured otu at last how to post here!!?? For eons I cdn't undo or get my Goog Acc't figured out, but apparently my efforts of last night worked!! Wahoo-- Love, Susan aka(sdmcl)

soulbrush said...

never tasted kohlrabi, but love the colour of it. hapy b day bro and glad to see you out and about.

studio lolo said...

I'm pretty sure I would spend many of my days there just as you do. I'd love to be going to Vermont with you today!

I can't get over the photo of the kholrabi. (sp?) It really does look like a painting. The veggies themselves look like art. Wow! Makes a great header.

Have fun in your wanderings today Suki. I look forward to posts about it ;)

Lynn said...

I love the photo in the banner. They look like little flowers! Beautiful. and what a nice day you had...the booths on the grass is nice. Our farmers market is in our old downtown on the street. That's okay, but it just looks more pleasant with all that green!
Glad you had such a good time and that your weekend plans are so abundant including you with family!
I like your dream in the sidebar too.

Zen Adventurist said...

Wine at the farmers market? How fancy!

Katiejane said...

This is so nice! I've never eaten kholrabi, but your photo of it makes it look delicious. I thought those were turnips at first.
Lovely farmer's market day.

Miss Doodle said...

Hi Suki! This looks great! I like Kohlrabi, but my husband don't, so I never cook it. My mom always cooks a white sauce to go with the Kohlrabi, yummy. I wonder how that wine may taste? I can't imagine wine growing "up there" :)
love
Andrea