Farmers’ Market Corner for 11/01/14

The Black Cat Farm booth at the Boulder Farmers’ Market will include the following produce on November 1, 2014:

  • Arugula
  • Baby lettuce mix
  • Baby tatsoi
  • Beets, baby and multiple varieties
  • Cardoons
  • Carrots
  • Celeriac
  • Cilantro
  • Edible chrysanthemum greens
  • Eggplant
  • Hinona Kabu, a Japanese turnip
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Minutina (also called buckshorn and erba stella)
  • Parsley
  • Perpetual spinach
  • Radishes, Hailstone, Japanese winter
  • Sorrel
  • Spicy Asian greens mix
  • Spinach
  • Storing onions, several varieties
  • Turnips

Non-produce items available will consist of chicken eggs.


The long Indian summer prolonged the season of many summer vegetables. But the weather has turned mostly to fall temperatures and tomatoes are no longer available. You know that you are in the grips of fall when tomatoes are gone.

However, greens thrive in fall weather and root vegetables are freshly dug, so take delights in the singular charms of fall produce.  Learn how to cook with cardoons, stir-fry the gai-lan but leave some for the rest of us, and get to know the nutty green deliciousness of minutina. If you have a yen for Korean flavors, make a simple  banchan of blanched edible chrysanthemum greens (water squeezed out, roughly chopped, and lightly dressed with toasted sesame seed oil, a scant amount of soy sauce,  and toasted sesame seeds), make some rice,  and fry an egg or two in toasted sesame seed oil until barely cooked, adding a little salt at the finish.  Mix it all up in a bowl and call it your improvised version of vegetarian bib bim bap. If you’re feeling daring, add some kimchi to the mix.

Cookbook signings

November and December bring a spate of cookbook signings by Eric in the Boulder/Denver area just in time for you to procure signed copies for the holidays.

Following is the current schedule. Stop on by.

11/02/14     Booksigning     2-4pm     BookBar: Denver

11/4/14       Cookbook Launch Tasting Dinner     6:30-9pm
Black Cat Bistro

11/05/14     Booksigning     7:30                      Boulder Book Store

11/13/14     Booksigning     6pm                      Denver Public Library

11/15/14     Booksigning     2-4pm                 The Cupboard-Fort Collins

11/20/14     Booksigning     7-8pm                Tattered Cover-Colfax

11/28/14     Booksigning     2-4pm                McGuckin’s – Boulder

11/29/14     Booksigning     2:30                     Peppercorn – Boulder

12/06/15     Winter Farmers Market/Signing     9am-3pm     Boulder County Fairgrounds

12/06/14     Booksigning     3:30                    Harlequin Gardens – Boulder

12/07/14     Winter Farmers Market/Signing     9am-3pm     Boulder County Fairgrounds

12/10/14     Book Club Discussion     6pm     5280/Cherry Creek Library

12/13/14     Booksigning     1:30     Cheese Importers – Longmont

12/20/14     Booksigning     2:30     Peppercorn – Boulder

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