Farmers Market Finds – Placita Roosevelt (May 1st)

It has been a while since we had a rainy Sunday – the kind that makes you wonder if leaving the house is a good idea.  I don’t mind it too much, but found myself dragging to get out of the house with DH to make it to the Cooperativa Organica Madre Tierra farmers’ market at Placita Roosevelt early enough for local produce.  I credit this in no small way to finding an e-mail reminder from Daniella over at Siembra Tres Vidas detailing some of the items they were to have at their table.

Here are a few of the show-stopping farmers market finds that I just had to get on this visit.  In addition to these, we also got red leaf lettuce, spinach, and a bag of homemade granola.

Rainbow Chard (STV)

Rainbow Chard

Radishes (STV)


Tomatoes (STV)


Baby Bok Choi

Bok Choi

Melissa (Lemon Balm)

Melissa - Lemon Balm

The farmers’ market at Placita Roosevelt is open on the first and third Sundays of the month in Hato Rey, a couple of minutes from the Domenech exit on PR-52.  Got any ideas on how to use some of these items?  Leave me a comment!

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Adriana is a financial analyst by day, avid home cook in the evenings, and food blogger and runner in the strange hours between those two. When not in the kitchen concocting meals and stories to pass around, she is out looking for the next great bite (or the ingredients to make it at home), checking what's new at the market, or planning a trip around great food and wine.

7 Responses to “Farmers Market Finds – Placita Roosevelt (May 1st)”

  1. madaboutmacarons
    May 2, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

    Wow! What beautiful photos. Lovely looking fresh produce, too, which can get you all excited. Radishes? Why not make a radish leaf soup and serve the radishes as a garnish with plenty of fleur de sel? The chard? Cannelloni with chard and ricotta? Love to see what you do!

  2. Adora's Box
    May 2, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    Lovely produce. Indeed show stopping.

  3. Elaine
    May 3, 2011 at 2:24 am #

    Oh, those colors of the rainbow chard are gorgeous!

  4. Yuri
    May 6, 2011 at 12:53 am #

    Beautiful photos, Adriana! Love farmer’s market 🙂

  5. natalia
    May 6, 2011 at 10:15 am #

    Ciao Adriana ! What a lovely farmer’s market ! Thank you for the kind visit !

  6. Xiaolu
    May 7, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    Love all the colorful veggies. A great trip to the market it seems.

  7. Cakelaw
    May 8, 2011 at 12:38 am #

    What beautiful vegetables! I am reading a biography on the Roosevelts and just learned that the name means “field of roses” – this market is a lovely field of vegetables.

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