Cherries, Strawberries, Chard & Smoked Salmon

Boy, howdy, the Market is rocking this week with all sorts of goodies, from rhubarb ice cream at Empire Ice Cream to cherries at ACMA and strawberries at Collins, Sidhu and Tiny's. Oxbow, Nash's, Full Circle, Anselmo and others have chard that is as beautiful as it is delicious. And peas, glorious sugar snap peas. Alvarez and Alm Hill have them. Two crops that the heat will knock out soon are asparagus and rhubarb, so get them now, before it's too late. Fennel bulb and sunflower sprouts await you at Alm Hill. Sea Breeze has fresh beef. Check out the red bohr kale, baby zucchini and speckled romaine at Full Circle. And Stoney Plains might even have green beans! And check out this smoked king salmon from Wilson Fish. They finally caught enough fish to start smoking it for us again. And ooh, baby, is it good. Stop by their tent for a sample, and be sure to ask them why it takes so long to smoke salmon.

Fresh smoked king salmon from Wilson Fish. Photo copyright 2009 by Zachary D. Lyons.