After spending way too much time watching Gordon Ramsay cooking videos on Youtube, we decided to get up early and go to the South of the James farmer’s market, here in Richmond’s Forest Hill Park. The vendors, and the produce did not disappoint. SOJ is an open air market with only local farmers, makers, and artisans. Our plan was to get the best ingredients to cook up a big breakfast, dinner, and have veggies to last through the beginning of the week.
Pro Tip: Get there when it opens at 8AM, because you are not going to feel like waiting 20 minutes for a donut in 85 degree, Richmond humidity at 11:00. This is especially true if you are 40 weeks pregnant. But, you may get to pet a 12 week old French bulldog puppy while you are waiting in line, so that’s a bonus.
What we ended up with:
- Heirloom cherry tomatoes
- Yukon gold potatoes
- French baguette
- Yellow peaches
- Mushroom ravioli
- A wooden cutting board
- Dog treats for Titan
What we made for breakfast:
- French style scrambled eggs (mostly butter!)
- Olive oil roasted heirloom tomatoes with chopped herbs
- Fresh blackberries with creme fraiche
We finished the entire carton of blackberries within an hour of being home. Well worth the trip, despite the temperature. Next time, I will make sure to get a donut.