Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Full of Beans, and Scrumpy-licious

Tom Culton and Matt Yoder nabbed a prime spot at last night's Local Grower/Local Buyer event sponsored by Fair Food at the Reading Terminal Market. Local chefs, including Marcie Turney and Shola Olunloyo, flocked to see what he was offering.

Plenty of beans, since that's one of Yoder's passions. (Look for his fresh cow peas at Headhouse in late summer). Since Matt read my post about fresh chick peas last January he let me know he's got some planted.

Culton brought along a small supply of some hard cider he made, primarily from Granny Smiths but also other apples. He touted it as Normandy-ish, I compared it to scrumpy, the infamous English cider which is much more cost-effective for getting a buzz on than beer or whiskey. The clear and exceedingly dry cider clocks in at about seven percent alcohol, Tom said. No plans to offer it at the Headhouse Square farmers' market, where Tom and Matt regularly appear, but their CSA members may get a surprise at some point down the road.

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