Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Farmers of Granby, CO



Last Friday Denis and I wandered into Granby to see if the farmer’s market had fresh vegetables for our supper. It was rainy – unusual for Colorado. The market was small, but there were some vendors with some good-looking produce, a pie maker, an organic baker, and a booth selling homemade tamales and bbq beef brisket. Tucked among them, I was astonished to find a couple of earthy-looking guys selling fresh, roasted green chile. Poblanos. Anaheims. Mild, medium, hot. I reached in the cooler and they weren’t cool at all. They were still warm from having been roasted to a fine charred condition! Unable to believe our good luck. Reminding me of our New Mexico days, I bought a half bushel for twenty dollars. Half a bushel isn’t so much, you know. We took them back to the condo where we are staying and divided them up into zip-lock bags, froze them, and we’ll take them back to Minnesota with us where all you can ever, ever get are little cans of tastless, chopped green chile from Bueno.

All we had for supper each was a huge poblano chile stuffed with farmer’s cheese, laid between two corn tortillas and lightly grilled in olive oil. Oh, and a beer and a fresh pear.

5 comments:

Alice said...

Yum! Blessing indeed...

Cara Herzberg said...

Oh, my mouth is watering. Your post brought a tear to my eye. I was raised in CO and we ate Poblano chilies all summer long, usually in my dad's pork green chili. You can imagine my disappointment after moving to MN and not being able to find them anywhere. So, I grew my own. However, I am now living in West Africa, with no Poblano's and no decent soil for growing, and no good beer or fresh pears. Oh, the things we give up for Jesus!

Margie Haack said...

Cara, I can imagine. I hope you'll find some unexpected joys where you've been planted. Blessings!

Hannah said...

Inspired by your creation, we bought some fired Anaheim peppers at the Cheyenne farmer's market. Abby cooked them tonight, just like you described and they were a BIG hit!

Margie Haack said...

Hannah, I just think you can't go wrong with any combination of corn tortillas, fresh chile, and cheese. Mmmm.