10 September 2009

Black Trumpets on Black Crow

The Portland Farmer's Market is wonderful, but do you ever wonder what vendors you are missing out on at nearby markets while you are visiting Deering Oaks? Brunswick has the awesome Mother Oven Bakery, for example, and also vendors selling beef and goat meat. Bath, however, has Maine-ly Poultry, which I maintain sells the best readily available poultry you can buy in the state, and the Oyster Creek Mushroom Company, which sells foraged mushrooms. What other interesting vendors am I missing who attend other nearby markets?


This weekend we sauteed some of Oyster Creek's black trumpets with garlic and served them on bread from Black Crow Bakery and it was, as my daughter put it, "really really really" good.

7 comments:

Meg Wolff said...

There is nothing in the world like Black Crow Bakery bread, except for Mother Ovens! Your black trumpets look excellent.

Dunkin said...

Hi, I would like to invite you to a launch event that Backyard Farms is having for its new Cocktail Tomatoes at Grace Restaurant in Portland. Please send me your email address so I can send you an official invitation. I can be reached at: clampman@vianow.com.

Thanks, CJ

Brad said...

Sure, you can reach me at: bowman at mazirian dot com.

Mary said...

If you're ever up north, the Orono market is amazing. Snakeroot Farm and Peacemeal Farm have amazing varieties of fruits and vegetables. We've also got Good Hike granola bars and Vietnamese to go!

Brad said...

I've heard good things about that market before. I'd love to go.

Emily Graham said...

I really miss the mushroom seller at the Portland Farmer's Market! I'll have to schedule in a trip to Bath for some mushrooms before the end of the season. Your black trumpets look amazing!

Brad said...

Thanks Emily! I think the mushroom guy who used to sell at the market was Rick, a chef I used to cook with at a place called Cybelle's. I think he pretty much forages full time during the season now. It seems like such an obviously better market for guys in Bath, I don't know why they don't drive the extra 20 minutes. But we all know about the politics of these markets.