Saturday, June 11, 2011
Naples Third Street South Farmers Market
At the Third Street South Farmers Market, there’s a bounty to be enjoyed every Saturday from 7:30 am to 11:30 am., located in the large parking area behind Sea Salt and Tommy Bahama’s. The food is so fresh, and supplies can be so enticing that I try to arrive before Chefs like Sea Salt’s Fabrizio Aielli, and others get their day’s selection!
Tokyo Sushi booth is one of my favorite spots for lunch. Owner Sue Yee’s Vietnamese-style spring rolls are light and oh so fresh and delicate tasting! One secret is using thin slivers of cooked egg white with carrots and fresh greens to give a great mouth feel and freshness. Wrapped in the lightest of tissue thin, moist rice paper, they are a treat for you with the vinaigrette-like dipping sauce, and a great Saturday gift to friends.
Bamboo Café’s booth is the place to have a wonderful authentic crepe, custom made for you by Brittany, France native Irene Gueit, who offers several crepes. Buckwheat or sweet crepes are the base, and various tasty fillings are added before heating and serving. She makes crepe making look easy!
Jacquie’s Jamming is where I buy luscious jams ad salsas to give as gifts. I use them myself on baked chicken, pork loin, and steaks- even for a mango cheese fondue-Jacquie has the recipes handy!
Many send her packaged jams back home as gifts from the tropics-no need to carry them on the plane.
Terry Banks heads Harvest Soup, with a steady stream of customers taking home her gourmet hot ad cold soups-there’s cabbage; Watermelon; carrot, orange and ginger bisque, vichysoisse, cream of mushroom, tomato, and my favorites, beet, and black bean soups.
Her Black bean is deliciously unique, not like a Cuban style black bean soup.
“Mango Man” David and Jenny Burd are master gardeners-nourishing many of Naples fruit trees. David personally grows over fifty tropical fruits such as carambola, calamondin, mangoes, starfruit, jackfruit.
Come on down this Saturday to Third Street South!