No one was more excited than I was to learn that Chef Joe Rueter of Green Grocer was feeding the public again. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5905...
Still it took me a few weeks to drop in on the Sunday morning farmers market in the Windsor Town Green to see what he’s up to. Quite a bit it seems. Cooking out of the back of a delivery truck, selling farm produce, catering, and teaching butchery/charcuterie classes are a few of his services. Here’s Green Grocer’s daily menu using local ingredients,
Sample plates of the items are on display. Rueter does his prep work facing the crowds rather than turning his back, drawing one into the process. I was happy to see that he uses white porcelain dinnerware and metal utensils that can be re-used instead of disposables.
The bacon, egg and cheese biscuit, $6, featured two thick slices of Berkshire pig bacon criss-crossed over a very fresh, runny-yolked fried egg. Some fresh thyme was sprinkled over the mild cheddar cheese melted on the egg. The whole wheat biscuit was on the heavy side, yet earned seasonal bonus points for the aromatic flecks of green garlic.
The folks sharing my picnic table on the green enjoyed the crispy duck tacos with cherry salsa. They said they’d had them the week before and returned for a repeat.
This month, Windsor Green Grocer started cooking at the Wednesday morning Santa Rosa Original Certified Farmers Market too.
Windsor Green Grocer
6403 Windsor Rd.
Windsor, CA 95492
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