Every year, I get a little more hooked on the Shreveport Farmers’ Market and, as a result, am a little more saddened when it wraps up for the winter. This coming Saturday, Nov. 17, is the final market for 2012. Of all the things I’ll miss, my near-weekly visits to the Ki’ Mexico food booth top the list. Describing their offerings as “Mexican soul food,” Ki’ Mexico serve incredible tacos as well as authentic Mexican soups, salsas and the occasional sandwich or other surprise. This Saturday’s most interesting-looking menu item is Mole de Olla, a beef soup with vegetables and dried peppers that their Facebook page describes as being “perfect to warm up the body and soul!”
For a few bucks, you can grab a foil-wrapped cochinita (roasted pork) or huevos con chorizo (eggs and sausage) taco and wander the busy aisles of the farmers’ market. I’ve done this so many times, the two have become connected in my mind. I see a basket full of cucumbers and suddenly want pollo poblano; I see a can of jam or a hand-built birdhouse and am overcome by a craving for chorizo. What have you done to me, Shreveport Farmers’ Market?
Ki’ Mexico also pops up at other events around Shreveport-Bossier and will be serving lunch at this Saturday’s Highland Jazz and Blues Festival, in addition to serving at the Shreveport Farmers’ Market. I suspect that, before this is all over, I’ll be craving a chile relleno taco every time I hear Muddy Waters. Worse things could happen to a guy.
The Shreveport Farmers’ Market is open 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, November 17. This is the final market for 2012. Visit their website for more information.