That is all I have to say about this week’s farmer’s market trip. We stopped by the “traveling market,” that comes to our little suburb every Thursday. By the time we left, we were all dripping…and you can see that from the little that we bought, we weren’t there long! A quote from Ryan…
“I’m SO HOT, I think I’m turning into fire!”
Hot. Yes, but we still gotta eat…and I still gotta blog! I needed some tomatoes to make Stuffed Tomatoes. I have a few from the garden, but wanted to try the orange variety and grabbed 2 extras…just in case. I was also looking for some small-ish red potatoes to put onto skewers and grill with our burgers this weekend. (More on that next week.) I only grabbed eight, because that is all that would fit into one hand, pressed against my stomach. I was holding Tyler, and my market bag with the butternut squash and eggplant already weighing it down. I had little hand space and zero ability to balance. I pleaded for help from the boys, but they were only interested in the cookies and mini-pies on the table. So eight little red taters will have to do.
The butternut squash…it was not at all on my radar, but as soon as I saw how gigantic it was, and how little it cost…the “great deal” signal on the radar started blipping. And beeping. Loudly.
So I grabbed one. I’ll “process” it this weekend and let you know what I did with it next week!
And the meats…as part of my baby steps towards more natural/grass fed/preservative/antibiotic/free-range/locavore eating. I decided to grab a pound of chorizo and a pound of Italian sausage.
(Pricey yes…worth it…double yes. Not only for the taste, but for the natural-ness too!)
- 1 pound chorizo sausage – $4.80
- 1 pound Italian sausage – $4.80
- 1 large eggplant – $2.50
- 8 itty red taters – $3
- 4 maters – $3
- 1 humongous butternut squash – $3.50
Have you stopped in at your local farmer’s market?!? Snag any amazing deals this week?!?