I recently had the *total honor* of being a taste tester for the debut of a new pie launched in the kitchen of my local farmer’s market: The Friendly Market.
Now y’all are gonna flat out wonder why you didn’t come up with this idea when I tell you what it is: Shrimp & Grits Pie. Yep. When Mindy Fitzpatrick told me about this new creation of hers, I got excited. Really excited. Am I going to try to duplicate it at home? Nope. I’m gonna go to the market & buy it, because it was that good. Some things you just leave to the original expert.
Here’s a little of what goes on behind the scenes in Mindy’s kitchen. It was humming and everyone was getting the job done—you could tell they loved what they were doing. See the fresh salsa and local squash?
I could write a novel on what comes out of this Friendly Kitchen…everything from blueberry pies, to “friendly pickles”, homemade salsa, fresh baked baguette bread, “crack” pie (it’s a full-on candy pie!), mango bread…the list goes on forever.
Please support your neighbors and visit your local farmer’s market. If you live in (or ever visit) my neck of the woods, be sure to stop by The Friendly Market in Morehead City, NC and check out what the locals have to offer. You’ll be pleasantly surprised as to what’s right at your back door. Grow. Eat. Shop. LOCAL.