This is my haul from last week’s farmers market, and I think I’m going to get the same fresh goodies again today! I got some delish spring onions, adorable baby potatoes, tangy peas and crunchy broccoli. This weekend I am going to try this recipe for Fresh Kennett Square Pea Soup with the bounty above!

Fresh KSQ Pea Soup

Serves 4 hungry market goers

1 onion (chopped) – we love spring onions, try substituting 3 or 4 hearty stalks
In large saucepan saute in 1 tablespoon olive oil until golden, 7-10 minutes

3 or 4 baby potatoes (chopped)
3 1/2 cups water
1-2 teaspoons salt (to taste)
Add and cook over medium heat until soft, 10-15 minutes

3 cups peas
Add and cook until bright green and puree in blender or food processor. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve warm. Optional garnish – a dollop of sour cream or plain yogurt in each bowl, or a sprinkle of chopped fresh dill! Add one cup of chopped, cooked ham for variation!


There’s nothing like shelling your own peas! Such a treat and a great way to feel close to your yummy food.