This picture reminds me of the About the Author photos in Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events books--elusive, mysterious. These girls have nothing to hide, but when a stalk of celery is this huge, it has a way of taking over the frame. I found this puppy at Hedlin Farms. And let me tell you--celery this big makes a lot of Ants on a Log. Not to mention soup base, which is more what I had in mind.
All of which is to say, there's still plenty of good food to be found at our Saturday Bellevue Farmers Market, and lots of it. Last weekend I picked up Asian pears, apples, salmon jerky, eggs, green beans, apple cider, danishes, and--yes--giant mutant celery. For a birthday party on Friday I'm coming prepared with my Jonboy caramels, loath as I am to part with them.
Keep the Market in mind for any Halloween parties. I've seen pumpkins--both for carving and for cooking into pies--caramel sauce, and even some bitty-sized apples from Tiny's Organic for you old-fashioned types that still remember how to bob for them.
And for the night when you're not cooking, don't forget it's Seattle Restaurant Week! If you've been a fan of chef demos at the Market, you'll be glad to know several of their restaurants are participating in the fixed-price extravaganza. Check out emmer&rye or Monsoon East or Seastar and let them know you appreciate them supporting local farmers!