Market Bounty: Smith Meadows Fresh Pasta

Smith Meadows' oat and winter-wheat fresh pasta, available at the Dupont FreshFarm Market

Just because it's freezing outside doesn't mean you can't find great products at farmers markets that are worth bundling up for.

Case in point, Smith Meadows' fresh pasta made with the farm's own eggs from free-range chickens. I picked up the oat and winter-wheat pasta ($5) last Sunday at the Dupont FreshFarm Market, which operates year-round.

For a quick lunch, I topped the pasta with sauteed collards and a sauce of garlic, cream, butter and a little tomato paste. The pasta has a great texture and a hearty flavor.

Smith Meadows also makes ravioli in flavors like blue cheese pecan, sweet potato and apple cheddar. The selection at the market changes each week. I'll be back for seconds of the oat pasta and a taste of the ravioli.