|Look at these beauties!|
In the last couple weeks, I have spent some time watching food documentaries and sharing them with my family. After watching, we are even more open to trying to shop solely from the Farmer's Market. I hadn't been taking photos of all our shopping days because, how boring to see weekly pick-ups? However, this Saturday's shopping extravaganza was the largest one yet! We are trying to avoid the store (Kroger, Country Mart) at all costs, though with certain things it's pretty impossible. I don't think I can make rice paper and we aren't in big enough of a town where our market provides cheeses....yet. I already make bread for Goose each week but wouldn't it be nice to buy local, instead of worrying that there's GMO's or corn by-product in it? Basically, if we can get it at the market or the Nature Girls store, then we are good. Some of these things this week were purchased with intent to can and start stocking up our pantry. I made an impulse buy this week and bought a bag of peaches. I don't even eat peaches!
On this side we have:
|green onions, squash, tomatoes, lettuce, purple potatoes and new potatoes, broccoli, sprouts, asparagus, green peppers, strawberries, peaches, eggs|
Okay there's two other things in there that I have to be honest I have NO idea what they are. There is a very nice Asian woman (who we always end up buying the bulk of the produce and the eggs from) that has sold us this stuff three weeks in a row and we still don't know what it's called but it's good! Also this week we picked up the stuff in the box on top of the sprouts, they are tiny leaves and very salty and I like it. She says it's good for the gut (aka digestion) so I'm all like, okay I want some for my salad topper!
Here's the other side of the table:
|Pork steak, new taters, asparagus|
|Farmer's Market Summer Rolls|
|BLT's....need I say more? There can never be enough bacon.|
|No box cake mix was harmed in this photo.|
Pictures of my beautifully canned things:
|green onions & mexican stewed tomatoes|
|peaches, italian stewed tomatoes, spaghetti sauce|