Sunday, June 26, 2011
The Saturday Organic Market
San Miguel has a lot of Foodies as well as people concerned about the quality of the food they eat. Several of our restaurants source local produce and cheeses. So where there is demand . . . Yep, supply will follow. Several farms around San Miguel have started to raise organic produce. I'm sure the restaurants have arrangements with some of the growers but what about the rest of us. Now you need to get the demand and supply together. There are a couple of small markets that specialize in organic foods or local cheeses. But we also have a Saturday Organic Market not too far from our house. It is on the back 40 of the Rosewood Hotel property. The market is really more than just organic produce.
When you enter one of the first things you see are tables and chairs under some shade trees. And the first thing you smell are tortillas on griddles and pottery pots of all sizes filled with tinga, chicken in green mole, razas with egg, lamb stew, chorizo and egg and even more pots. Are you hungry yet? Thirsty? There is coffee in a pot or fruit juices of beautiful colors standing in big glass jars. Go get what you want to eat and sit down at one of the tables. If you haven't already seen a friend or two, I bet you will before you leave the table.
After eating a few tacos or quesadillas you can stroll through the rest of the market. You will find skin care products made of distillations of certain cactus, chocolate, homemade breads, empanadas, sweet rolls, donuts, medicines made from nature's produce, handmade shawls, rugs and aprons. And, of course, you will find the freshest organic produce that is available that day.