My husband and I just got back from an extended weekend trip down there and one of the highlights for me was the Austin Farmer’s Market. I’m quickly learning the best way to get a feel or pulse of a city is to check out it’s farmer’s market.
Seeing and tasting what’s locally grown and made in the area gives you a unique glimpse into what the flavors and foods make up that region. I don’t think you can really get that anywhere else. Heck, farmer’s markets are where most of the cool chefs shop too!
During our visit we tried locally made popsicles from Mom & Pops. Pineapple basil had a really unique taste and was refreshing. It may have been morning but it was already close to 80°…it is Texas after all.
I learned about Dai Due after adding Afield by Jesse Griffiths to my cookbook list. Local and sustainable proteins and prepared foods are clearly the cornerstone of their business. They even offer classes on butchering. Again, I SO wished we lived in Austin!
After buying their book, I had to make the hard decision of what to try. The girl behind the counter highly recommended their potato hash. Twist my arm.
Would you ever expect rabbit confit, spring onion sausage, potato, kimchi, salt pork, mayonnaise, and a fried egg to taste so wonderful? You should.
This weekend, go check out a farmer’s market. Even if you’re on vacation. Trust me.
What’s been your favorite find at a farmer’s market?