The Vail Farmer's Market is Colorado's largest farmer's market, though for such a lofty designation there certainly aren't very many farm stands. I guess I'm used to New York City's Greenmarkets. At any rate, Vail's market was a lot of fun.
It actually reminded me of the market I visited a couple of years ago in an ancient, French village just outside of Geneva. The architecture and landscape were similar... well, I guess that's the look builders were aspiring to lo these many decades ago. If only the Vail market had the same fresh oyster and champagne stands!
While there I bought some fantastic Greek pastries from jaja Belle's. They were packaged in darling little pink boxes. There were homemade soap stands, cowboy paintings, pickles, chocolates, and yes, even some produce. I bought green beans in a cute little basket, a white eggplant, herbs, red leaf lettuce, squash blossoms, and even some fresh-roasted hatch chilies.
Alas, I never got around to stuffing the blossoms with the chilies and both were left behind in my sister's refrigerator. Angelica, if it's not too late, please use them!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Posted by Adriana Velez at 5:46 PM