I’m ringing in the new year with a new column. Every week, I'll be here to chronicle my Sunday Greenmarket haul — sharing inspirations, recipes, pictures, and assorted seasonal-inspired musings I learn along the way. Follow along with my seasonal journey here, starting with my latest market find, dried cranberry beans.
Market Haul Week 1
Despite freezing temperatures, the show (a.k.a. the Carroll Gardens Greenmarket) must go on. This past weekend, farmers were in full force and shoppers were braving the cold with their market bags in tow. With a diminishing selection of leafy greens and an influx of root vegetables on offer, a table of handsomely organized dried beans took the prize for the weekend’s offering. As I swiftly picked out a pint-size basket of cranberry beans, I began dreaming up the squash and bean minestrone I’d be eating for dinner.