Thursdays Are Different

Dec 1, 2012

I spent this past Thursday afternoon zipping from one farmers market to the other. Whereas Saturday markets are altogether larger gatherings with greater choice, our city’s Thursday evening markets offer some surprises.

In Mid City at American Can, I was thrilled to find Brussels sprouts on offer: Beautiful, robust Brussels sprouts so fresh I ate a few raw while on site. And then there’s the Marketplace at Armstrong Park that operates alongside Jazz in the Park. There, I found double-yolk eggs. Can you remember the last time you cooked with double-yolk eggs? This unusual find comes in from an old time Tangipahoa Parish farmer.

So while the Saturday markets may sail like the region’s flagships, the smaller Thursday markets offer some items not seen elsewhere.