One of my favorite snacks is goat cheese spread on bread with a slice of tomato and seasoned with salt and pepper. It’s simple and delicious.
I was able to pick up all the items at the farmers market and thought I would give a shout-out to the local vendors:
I purchased double cream chèvre (thyme and white pepper flavor) from First Light Farm & Creamery based in East Bethany, NY. They offer sustainably produced artisanal cheese made with cow’s and goat’s milk. This fall they’re introducing a pumpkin chèvre and I cannot wait to try it. You’ll soon notice that I love all things pumpkin and come fall, this blog will be loaded with pumpkin recipes.
Next, I got my hands on some organic tomatoes from Burning Bush Gardens in Rochester, NY. These sustainable farmers use an intensive soil-building program to produce high-quality, well-mineralized food.
Finally, I had to choose between many tempting breads. I settled on organic rosemary focaccia bread made by Bread For All, a community supported bakery in Rochester, NY. Bread For All is job-training program for local unemployed community members.
A twist on this snack is to add fresh basil (I used some from my mother’s garden) and a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I prefer it without because the balsamic can overpower the other flavors, but it’s a good variation.
Enjoy this snack anytime of the day… I know I do!