For all your January resolutions, consider a farmers market diet. First: greens, greens, and more greens for your overindulged holiday self. Second: Shrink your carbon footprint by eating local. And third: Recent studies show that your pocketbook will thank you if you shop carefully (yes, it can be cheap to shop the farmers market).
On the tables this week: a plethora of leafy greens, including purple kale, delicate, small-leafed mizuna (pictured above), and watercress. Also available are leeks, parsnips, and rutabaga, for your winter stew-making pleasure.
Ballard Sunday Farmers Market, 5330 Ballard Ave. N.W., BALLARD
Sunday, January 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
For more market reports, wine dinners, and food-related talks, check out the online Food Files calendar, here.