Farmers Market Corner for 8/06/16

Union Station Farmers Market

Denverites, come on down this Saturday at the Union Station Farmers Market (located at the Union Station transportation hub in downtown Denver, 1701 Wynkoop street). From 9am to 2pm, you can sample our fresh greens and other produce and take home ingredients for your dinner or something tasty prepared by our restaurants.

Black Cat Farm market produce

The Black Cat Farm booths at the Boulder and Denver markets will include the following produce on August 6, 2016:
  • Asian greens mix
  • Basil
  • Beans, tri-color (green, purple, yellow)
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage, Napa, Osaka Shirona
  • Cauliflower
  • Cilantro
  • Cucumbers
  • Daikon
  • Eggplant
  • Garbanzo beans, fresh
  • Garlic
  • Lettuce mix
  • Onions, fresh
  • Osaka shirona cabbage
  • Peppers
  • Purslane
  • Sorrel
  • Squash blossoms
  • Summer squash
  • Swiss chard
  • Tomatillos

Breakfast sausage, chorizo, and pork cuts will also be available.

Prepared food

We will also offer the following Black Cat Bistro frozen prepared  dishes made with Black Cat Farm heritage pork:

  • Pork green chile: A Colorado staple made according to Eric’s recipe with smoked pork and green tomatoes.
  • Pork rillettes: A spread made with pork that is similar to pate.

Before and after farro photos

A recent post on this blog examined the Black Cat Farm grain program. We toured the farro field in March and July. Eric and the Black Cat Farm crew planted farro in the late fall. By March, it strongly resembled crab grass. In July, the farro was nearly ready to harvest and looked like a picture-perfect image of any wheat-related crop.

Following are a few before (March) and after (July) photos of the farro.

March farro.
Eric examining Black Cat Farm farro.
Eric examining Black Cat Farm farro.
Farro berries nearing July harvest.
Farro berries nearing July harvest.
Eric demonstrates the height at which farro is cut during harvesting.
Eric demonstrates the height at which farro is cut during harvesting.

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