This Saturday was the second to the last Boulder Farmer’s Market. It has been a great season and I have been there every Saturday since the beginning of the season starting in early April except for a very few when I was out of town visiting other farmer’s markets. Still plenty of wonderful seasonal produce such as arugula, spinach, carrots, leeks, lettuces, chard, beets, chiles, shallots, onions, potatoes and winter squash. I made butternut squash ravioli and arugula salads for last night’s restaurant specials. I also have been using Triple M Bar Ranch lamb all year. The last two markets I have been buying shoulder and leg for the First Bite Menu which I am serving braised with winter vegetables and house made gnocchi. This offering is a huge hit. Triple M Bar lamb is how lamb should be – it is so mild with no gamey flavor.
It is a true young animal that has been humanely raised by two people, Mary and Dave, who really care.