Not sure what to do with unfamiliar products you spot at farmers markets? Talking to farmers or other food vendors is a great way to pick up new recipes or cooking tips. For instance, lion’s mane mushrooms, which look a little like a furry head of cauliflower, might confound mushroom shoppers. But Jay and Gwen at Black Trumpet Farm (at River Arts District at ASAP markets) will happily share a recipe for faux crab cakes made from lion’s mane. This vegetarian meal option makes a surprisingly convincing substitute for the real thing.
Just one more month of indoor winter tailgate markets! If you haven’t checked out what all of the excitement is about, be sure to visit before the end of March. Come see all of the wonderful farmers and other vendors who are making it possible to eat locally grown and produced food all year long!