Fort Myers Farmer’s Market finds, pierogis and cabbage rolls. Yesterday was a perfect day for comfort food. They skies were overcast as a “cold front” moved in, windy at times with spotty, spitting rain. However, the market was still packed. I’m talking about the Lake’s Regional Park Farmer’s Market. It’s off of Gladiolus between US41 and Summerlin Road. This seasonal market takes place on Wednesdays.
I rolled up just in time to see a friend manning the Cape Coral Pierogi Company tent. Shoreh was explaining to those lined up, how to heat up the handmade pockets of dough filled with cheese. Trays were lined up containing several kinds of pierogis. One had a mix of sauerkraut while the other was Philly cheesesteak inspired.
The pierogi’s are made by Iwona Palussek who was born in Warsaw, Poland. A former restaurant owner, now you can find her at various markets in Southwest Florida. She also caters. But back to the pierogis. They were perfectly formed, perfectly stuffed and perfectly delicious.
More than pierogis
Pierogis are not Iwona’s only signature dish. The stuffed cabbages are out of this world. I’m not always a fan of cooked cabbage. However, these are full of flavor. The leaves are stuffed with a beef mixture and drizzled with red sauce for the finishing touch. I’ve been told they freeze well too. They almost always sell out.
You never know what goodies will be under the tent, including latkes and soups. I was encouraged to try the mushroom soup. I also grabbed a rosemary baguette from the French bakery tent that was next door. The two were a match made in heaven. Check out this video and be prepared to salivate.
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