Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Dinner from the Market

This year we did a very nice dinner from items purchased at the Market with a little help from the Kerrytown shops and the Peoples Food Coop.

Buffalo Standing Rib Roast from TMZ Farms
Roasted Carrots and Parsnips from the market with herbs
A salad of fresh spinach (not Shown) from Brines Farms
Dessert was a Tangerine Barvarian Cream - Kerrytown shops and the Peoples Food Coop

Sunday, December 2, 2007

The Market in December

The Market is open all year, but it changes with the seasons. In December the fresh produce fades, replaced by apples and root vegetables that store. Poinsettias replace the summer flowers.

Not all of summer is lost. There are still a few vendors extending the season with greenhouses or hoop houses. Brines Farm is likely to be there with fresh salad lettuce and spinach. Dennis Sparr will probably be there with roses until Christmas.

But the real life of the Market in December is the Holiday greens. The Market has become the premiere Ann Arbor location for trees, wreaths, and other decorative greens.

Photos by Jessica Black

Update - revision

As a result of the recent cold weather Sparr has not been at the Market. There are many vendors selling holiday greenery, but not poinsettias.