Saturday, August 24, 2013

Local Food This Week: 8/17-8/23

It's been a while since I've posted what we bought at the market and how we used it so I thought a summer edition would be fun to do. Here's what we picked up from the market this week...
  • chicken, ground beef, and olive oil (from River Cottage)
  • potatoes and watermelon (from Sunny Point)
  • yard long beans (from Festina Lente)
  • gluten free peach bread (Esters Baked Goods)
  • round steaks (Stoneycreek)
  • strawberries (Garich Family Farms)
  • okra (Caneyville Gardens)
  • purple hull peas, peaches, tomatoes, and various peppers (Plano Produce)
  • pears (Summer Garden Memories)
Using those local ingredients, along with some we already had in the fridge, freezer, and our own garden, we made the following meals/snacks throughout the week...
 {butternut squash from our garden topped with sausage from Stoneycreek and maple syrup from River Cottage, purple hull peas from Plano Produce, and a big slice of an heirloom tomato from Rough Draft Farmstead}

 {watermelon slices from Sunny Point}

{sausage from Stoneycreek, topped with homemade marinara sauce made from tomatoes, bell peppers, and basil from the back yard and Plano Produce, garlic from Caneyville, shallots from Sunny Point, and eggplant nuggets made using eggplant from Crooked Creek, eggs from the backyard, and ground oats/coconut flour}
 {kale from the backyard, Applegate bacon, homemade marinara sauce, poached egg from the backyard}

 {round steaks from Stoneycreek, mashed potatoes from Plano Produce made with coconut milk, pattypan squash from Rough Draft Farmstead, and watermelon from Sunny Point}

{leftover round steaks from Stoneycreek chopped up, patty pan squash from Rough Draft Farmstead, yard long beans from Festina Lente, organic broccoli, shredded carrots from the backyard, hot peppers from Plano Produce, rice noodles, and coconut aminos}

{burgers from River Cottage, okra and banana peppers from the backyard, mashed potatoes from Plano Produce, homemade pickled gingery beets made using beets from Summer Garden Memories} 

On Tuesday, we picked up our first CSA share from Rough Draft Farmstead. Rough Draft Farmstead is a new addition to the Tuesday market. We purchased a small CSA from Hannah and Jesse and will pick up a bag full of food each Tuesday until November. (If you are a local they still have a few spots available if you would like to join in on the yumminess.)
Our first share included:
  • potatoes
  • okra
  • patty pan squash
  • heirloom tomatoes
  • onions
  • garlic
  • hot and sweet peppers
  • half a watermelon
  • flowers 
For the rest of the week we made:
{shredded chicken from Peacefield, okra and patty pan squash from Rough Draft, tomatoes from the backyard, hot peppers from Plano Produce, shallot from Sunny Point, organic rice}

{pork burgers from Crooked Creek, mashed potatoes and watermelon from Sunny Point, yard long beans from Festina Lente, and sliced tomato from Rough Draft}

{deviled eggs made using eggs from the backyard, honey from River Cottage, dijon mustard, and salt} 
{pulled pork from The Smokey Pig, potatoes from Sunny Point, purple hull peas from Plano Produce, and heirloom Persimmon tomato from the back yard

and all those heirloom tomatoes from Rough Draft 
and our back yard were turned into marinara sauce that will be added to the freezer.
It was a tasty week and we're so grateful to have such wonderful sources for fresh, local foods.

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