Saturday, June 25, 2011

Farmers Market Report

Going Green Mama is off to do some party shopping!

June 25, 2011

I never thought I'd do party shopping at the farmer's market, but I like the way it feels.

Last night, I made my grocery list for my daughter's birthday party, which we're co-hosting with a neighbor. And I realized, particularly with side dishes, most of what I could buy could come as far away as the next town over.

My pasta salad? Grabbing a few basil plants and zucchini at the market, and spinach from the back yard.

Fresh cut veggies? No problem.

Watermelons? We're still a few weeks away from local melons. But it beats giving up my home-grown strawberries!

What are you cooking up from the local markets lately? Any plans for next weekend's cookouts? Post your comments or links below!


K said...

I just picked up my second CSA basket last night, and plan on using the greens in a cassoulet, the peas in a potato curry, the rhubarb, stewed with some local maple syrup, over home-made granola with yoghurt, and rest as salads.

The strawberries didn't even make it into the house :)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Sound like your daughter is going to have a great birthday and some great food!

Green Bean said...

I missed the farmers market this week but was delighted to have blackberries AND strawberries in the CSA box this week!

Robbie @ Going Green Mama said...

Blackberriees and strawberries? I'm jealous!


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