Saturday, August 6, 2011

Farmers' Market Day

As you know, Saturday means a trip to the Farmers' Market for Joan, Bailey and Tasha. Sadly, we did not encounter any crazy fruits this week - so no jackfruit and/or durian to report about.

But we did find an adorable little girl selling Quail eggs. How cute is this sign?
Here is her label, and the tiny eggs. It might be difficult to tell from the photo, but the eggs are about the size of the tip of your thumb:
Here is one open:
She even had samples- little, itty bitty, hard boiled eggs. Some were whole, and some were halved and deviled. I have never seen a teenier deviled egg. It was adorable. I tried a plain hard boiled quail egg. It tasted just like a regular (chicken) egg. Nothing unusual or strange. If you encounter one, try it! There is nothing to fear. It seems like it would be a lot more work to prepare 4 tiny eggs instead of one big one, but they taste just fine.
Bailey also tried a plain hard boiled egg. I think he almost swallowed it whole, though, so I definitely wouldn't give him another teeny hard boiled egg- choking hazard (hadn't thought of that)! That's a friendly tip in case you were considering feeding your 80lb dog a hardboiled egg the size of a gumdrop, ha. However, the girl's mother did say they feed their dogs 6 (raw) quail eggs a day, and that the yolks are great for keeping the dogs' coats healthy and shiny (just like regular eggs).

I just have to say the little girl was a great salesperson and she did a great job. Way to go, kid!

Here is some more info on different kinds of eggs

On the way home, we stopped at another local produce stand for watermelon- mmmm! They also offered fresh squeezed juices (click to enlarge picture):
And... orange watermelon! I've never tried an orange watermelon! Last year, we had a yellow one, and that was pretty tasty. I can't wait to try orange.

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