Friday, August 28, 2009
Peas, Apples and Brother's Bargain Peppers
I scoffed up some of the last of the six-week peas at the NC Farmers' Market today, a one-half bushel bag (already shelled, see the picture) for my freezer. Apples are just in, and it was fun to taste and choose. I got a $3 box of rustic goldens, a sweet and tart apple good for eating and cooking. The picture shows my beautiful haul for the day. Now I have to cook! In a day or so, I will post a recipe I fixed with something from this picture.
As a result of reading the book The China Study and watching the documentary Food, Inc., I am eating a lot more vegetables now, for both health and ethical reasons. I am actually having a lot of fun finding yummy local produce and creating something wonderful with it.
Brother's Bargain Peppers: On Monday my brother and I shopped at the Farmers' Market, and after I had just paid $3 for a pint of blueberries, I found him paying $10 for a flat of very ripe blueberries. He went with me again today, and here is what he found for $8: a whole box of multi-colored bell peppers with a few spots on them. This time I didn't pay full price (about $.90 each!) - I got two for free from him. Maybe if I keep taking him with me to market, I might learn a thing or two.
If you want to see more of what was at market today, click here, and choose "slideshow."
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Does anyone have any produce shopping tips to share? I welcome your comments and feedback.