Recently I had the pleasure of visiting the amazing Orange Farmers Market store in Orange, CT. From the outside, my expectations were minimal; after all, who would have thought that tucked inside a plaza whose asphalt parking lot has seen better days there would be an affordable grocer stocking fresh and unique produce. After a short initial trip, all I can say is: I’ve found my new “happy place.”
. I love walking through Wooster Square, especially during the Saturdays of summer, when the City Seed Farmers’ Market is in full swing. Granted, I’m still new to the area and part of it is undoubtedly the excitement of exploring or discovering something new but nevertheless, there is something so special about it here. It felt like home almost immediately.
The Orange Farmers Market—which despite it’s name is actually a traditional brick and mortar grocer and not what we commonly think of as a “farmers market”—is my latest discovery. I stepped in and wove my way through the isles.
Gorgeous looking fruits and vegetables filled the heart of the store in crates and skillfully assembled produce displays. But beyond what you’d expect to find in any grocery store, they offered an array of unique items: red dandelion greens, cranberry beans, and lady apples, to name a few.
Fresh Garbanzos Beans Recipe with Sea Salt
One of the easiest snacks to prepare, and a great use for fresh garbanzo beans in their shells. Think of it as a new take on steamed edamame.
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