While my husband and I usually enjoy our weekly trip to the Farmer’s Market on Friday, this week we were visiting with family on Friday so I took a solo trip to the market on Thursday.
My goal this week was to focus on at least one food that was especially in season, and thus cheaper. This is easy in the summer when berries, peaches, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and zucchini flood the market, but in the spring the pickings are a little slimmer. I chose kale, for a recipe you will get to enjoy reading about later this week. However, I also got lots of other wonderful fresh food as well. Our list included 1 dozen eggs, 1 package of pork sausage, 1 package of bacon, 1 block of cheddar cheese, 4 tomatoes, 1 bunch of kale, lettuce, apples, 3 sweet potatoes, 1 head of broccoli, and some spaghetti squash.
The spaghetti squash was my most exciting find this week. They have been out of season for a few months and thus not appearing at the market… this puts me in quite a quandary because it is a staple of my paleo diet. Paleo vs local? Tough call. But, thankfully, not one that had to be made this week!
All said and done we got everything on the list for about 40 dollars. Not a bad price for any bargain shopper, farmer’s market junkie or Sam’s clubber alike.
Are you heading out to your farmer’s market this weekend? What was your favorite find? Any guesses on what recipes I’ll be trying out this week? Post in the comment section and let me know! Have a great weekend shopping local and changing the world!