Recently, Kevin was the featured chef for a food demo at the Franklin County Farmers’ Market, and he made an ultimate farmers’ market dish: Thai Yellow Vegetable Curry! He started his morning at the market by going from farmer to farmer, shopping for ingredients for the curry. Zelda & Bramble’s Thai Yellow Curry Seasoning brought together the flavors of summer squash, bell peppers, green beans, cabbage, okra, scallions, and even blue potatoes, as well as basil and cilantro from our fellow vendors Salad Days Farm, Happy Jack’s Farm, Blackberry Heaven, and Cedar Ring Greens. With the help of volunteer Amy, Kevin chopped and stir-fried up a storm, while samples flew off the table! (Not literally, don’t worry.)
Folks were impressed by how easy it was to prepare such a flavorful dish, and how flexible it can be based on what vegetables are in season. Many were excited for some new inspiration in their farmers’ market shopping and summertime cooking. And more than one person said that it was the first time they had actually enjoyed okra! I’d call that a success!
When you make this recipe yourself, play, experiment, have fun, and try something new! That’s half the fun of cooking, after all!