Lady And The Shallot

We left Philadelphia so late that Bhavna suggested that we pick up lunch. She remembered that I had a calendar entry for Lady And The Shallot, which is a vegan and gluten-free food stand in the Trenton Farmers’ Market. Owners Francesca Avitto and Kate Wnek – who are engaged to be married – were super friendly and helped us choose from the menu. We ordered Rainbow Tacos and a flatbread. We were strapped for time, so we opted to take our food home.

Update: The food is delicious. I will be back to try the other menu items.

Located in the Trenton Farmers Market, this plant-based eatery is getting its food from the farms that populate the building. You don’t get more farm-to-table than this. I mean, when the people at Pineland Farms bring their fresh veggies to the market each morning, it’s literally a 3-second walk for the owners of Lady and the Shallot to pick up most of their days selections.Jeff Edelstein in the Trentonian

Read a review in the Trentonian.

Beverages include assorted fruit-infused waters and infused teas every day. Customer favorites are orange-infused water, and green tea infused with ginger, mint, and cucumber.Jean Stratton in Town Topics

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (16 mm, f/5.6, ISO12800), © Khürt L. Williams

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR @ (55 mm, f/5.6, ISO12800), © Khürt L. Williams

I took hundreds of photographs of this bird during the field trip with Ray. I love the bright yellow features and blue-grey feathers. I was even blessed with a warbling performance.

You can learn more about Ray Hennessy’s work and signup for his workshops on his website. You can learn more about the Blue-winged Warbler at the Audubon Society’s website.

Blue-winged Warbler —

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR @ (386 mm, f/5.6, ISO8000), © Khürt L. Williams

Blue-winged Warbler —

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR @ (400 mm, f/5.6, ISO6400), © Khürt L. Williams

Blue-winged Warbler —

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR @ (400 mm, f/5.6, ISO3200), © Khürt L. Williams

Blue-winged Warbler —

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR @ (400 mm, f/5.6, ISO3200), © Khürt L. Williams

Blue-winged Warbler —

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR @ (400 mm, f/5.6, ISO3200), © Khürt L. Williams

Blue-winged Warbler —

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR @ (400 mm, f/5.6, ISO3200), © Khürt L. Williams

I am not sure about the identification of this bird but I think it’s a Common Yellow Throat Warbler.

Abundant and well-known, the Common Yellowthroat has succeeded by being a nonconformist. As the only one of our warblers that will nest in open marshes, it is found in practically every reed-bed and patch of cattails from coast to coast. Although it sometimes hides in the marsh, its low rough call note will reveal its presence. The male often perches atop a tall stalk to rap out his distinctive song, wichity-wichity-wichity.

You can learn more about Ray Hennessy’s work and signup for his workshops on his website. You can learn more about the Common Yellowthroat at the Audubon Society’s website.

Yellow-throated Warbler —

FujiFilm X-T2 + XF100-400mmF4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR @ (400 mm, f/5.6, ISO1250), © Khürt L. Williams