Farmers’ Market Fridays: Goat and Roasting Boxes

This past Saturday, I took another trip to The Green Market at Piedmont Park and the weather had definitely improved since my last visit! I arrived about an hour after they opened and it was rife with patrons and their puppies, all happily perusing the booths along with me. I hadn’t seen it so packed quite yet, so it was nice to see everyone walking around to support their local vendors.

I trekked down to the very edge of the market to visit the Southern Berkshire Farm booth. On my previous excursion I had noticed they sold some ground goat, and while I didn’t pick any up at the time, it stayed in my mind for two weeks. I bought about a pound and I have yet to use it, but my plan is to mix it with my ground beef from Riverview Farms and make shepherds pie! Goat has a similar flavor and texture to lamb, so I hope it integrates well.

I stopped by 2 Hill Farm‘s booth, which always has excellent veggies. On this particular visit, I picked up one of their roasting boxes, a product I hadn’t seen before. It was an assortment of sweet potatoes, beets, parsnips, Jerusalem artichokes (aka sunchokes), and some other root vegetables that you can cut up and roast! I thought it was a great idea to have a miscellany of small veggies boxed up instead of having to buy larger amounts of individual ones. I cooked them to have with pork tenderloin the other night and they were incredible! I typically cannot stand beets, but theirs tasted like candy, so maybe there is some hope for me yet!

I’ll see y’all next week!



About Lee Ogilvie

Lee Ogilvie is an Atlanta-based writer who enjoys local coffee houses, farmers' markets, and Free Art Fridays. She uses 'art' as a verb and lives life with food on her face. She resides in Sylvan Hills with her boyfriend and her plucky cat, Artemis. You'll find her blogging about her lunches at Lee Makes Lunch

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