We made it a meal when it should have been an appetizer. Last week’s market presented us with a bit of a conundrum. There were plenty of salad greens to be had, and normally that would be top of our shopping list, but because I still had greens leftover from the previous week, and had also acquired salad greens from two farms that I intern at, my fridge imposed a strict greens … [Read more...] about Farmers Market Challenge: The Produce is Back!
Eats and Drinks
Have you ever eaten a string bean without actually eating one? Bear with me here folks, I know it sounds like an odd question, but I swear that is exactly what I did this week! For the first of the summer market season, I went in blind. I did not have a list, in fact, I had no idea what I needed and what I did not. All I knew was that the market was back and I was itching for … [Read more...] about Farmers Market Challenge: Summer 2017 Week # 1
Greens! I saw greens! So many greens! There was kale and kalettes, Brussels sprouts, leeks, spring mix, arugula, chives, cabbage tops, cukes, onions, radishes – I wanted it all! It seemed poetic, almost, the last market of the winter season had finally brought forth several venders featuring the first of the spring veggies and greens. Two vendors - Greendale Herb and Vine … [Read more...] about Farmers Market Challenge
One of the cornerstones of the $40 market challenge has been exploration: exploration not only in the savings to be found at the market, but also in the local foods available, and the wonders of curiosities those foods bring to the kitchen. Prior to this challenge, I had never consumed morels, or stinging nettles. I had never heard of kalettes or celeric. But rather than fear … [Read more...] about Farmers Market Challenge: Finding New Things