Sunday, September 12, 2010
Local Eating - Fall Foods
It's nearly Fall, my favourite season. Fall marks the birthday celebrations of my mother, sister, uncle, two grandfathers, niece, cousins and brother-in-law... oh yea and my own! I love fall fashion (sweaters & boots!), fall weather and fall colours. Most of all, I love fall food!
According to Get Local BC, the following is available locally this Autumn:
Vegetables: Artichokes, beans (fresh & dried), beets, broccoli, cabbage (green, savoy & red), carrots, cauliflower, celery, chard (swiss), corn, cucumbers, fennel (bulb), garlic, kale, leeks, lettuce, mustard greens, onions (red & yellow), parsnips, peppers, pumpkins, potatoes (red, russet, yellow, white), radishes, rutabagas, salad greens, shallots, spinach, squash (winter), tomatoes, turnips (white), zucchini
Fruit: Apples, crab apples, cranberries, grapes, melons, pears, plums, prunes, strawberries
Meat & Dairy: Dairy Products, eggs, beef, buffalo, chicken, duck, goat, lamb, ostrich, pork, rabbit, turkey
Seafood: Clams, cod (Pacific), crab, Dungeness crab, flounder/sole (Pacific), halibut (Pacific), mussels, oysters (Pacific), prawns (jumbo), sablefish (black cod), salmon (Chinook/King/Spring/Pink/Chum/Coho), sardines (Pacific), scallops, shrimp (side stripe, west coast), Spring dogfish, Tuna (Albacore)
Herbs: Basil, bay leaves, chervil, chives, cilantro, dill leaf, dill seed, epazote, fennel leaf, fennel seed, garlic chives, lemon grass, lemon verbena, sweet marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, savory (summer & winter), shiso, sorrel, tarragon, thyme
Etc: Honey, mushrooms, nuts
And now... I'm off to the Farmer's Market! Happy Sunday!