The Troy Farmers Market moved indoors this Saturday. I stumbled out of bed and made my way over. I picked up some lovely, pristine looking turnips from Cornell Farms for $2.50, and a 12.25 oz celeraic root for $2. I forget the booth I got it from.
Pura Vida Fisheries is a new vendor that is selling, you guessed it, fresh fish and seafood. They seem to hail from Long Island, and have been at farmers markets in the NYC area.
You can click the picture above to see the price listings for seafood items, and what they had in stock when I visited the Troy Farmers Market. Most seafood items were over $10/lb, though, but there were some items for under $10.
The bay scallops were the first of the season. Everything smelled briny and fresh. I’ll have to do a little more research on Pura Vida Fisheries, but they seem like they had some good products.
Fleshy pollock fillets – they only had fillets of fish, no whole fish. There were also some smoked fish as well. I didn’t have that much cash on me, so I didn’t buy anything. But maybe next weekend I’ll give them a shot.
They were even shucking fresh oysters, for you oyster lovers out there. $1.00 each.
I took my veggies home and had my eyes set on the turnip greens. The main reason I bought the bunch of turnips was because of how fresh and tasty those greens looked. I felt a lot like my dad – going for those greens!
I ended up making a quick-ish soup with some chicken broth, anchovies, onions, garlic, and leftover fish cake sticks, plus the turnips and greens. Tasty stuff.
P.S. – Dad, you would love those greens. Seriously.