Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Farmer's Market Day...Yeah!

Strawberries, Asian spinach, tomatoes, radicchio, lettuce, radishes, summer squash, zucchini, patty pan, red chard, onions, green beens, basil, garlic, and zucchini blossoms!

It is Wednesday and true to my routine I went to the Worden Farm Farmer's Market. I look forward to this all week. I am able to go and get a whole pile of vegetables that are organic, in season, and grown locally for a very reasonable price. All of the food that you see about has cost me $39. This is food that will feed my family for a whole week! Yes I supplement it with other things like shrimp and chicken but the majority of our food is bought at the market. Pretty sweet deal huh?

Every week I buy one thing that I have never used before. This week it is the zucchini blossoms. They look so beautiful but I have never tasted them before so this should be fun! Last week it was the fennel which we cooked up last night.
They looks so to figure out what to do with them!

Coconut stolen from my neighbors yard in preparation for this months Royal Foodie Joust!

Off to figure some stuff out for dinner!

As Always...

Happy Entertaining!!!



Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Fresh fruits and veggies are the best!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see what wonderful recipes you come up with for all those great looking fruits and veggies. I know it all will be delicious. Good buys too!

Heather said...

Those squash blossoms want to be cheesy-stuffed and battered and fried! Then they want to be flown to my plate!

Thistlemoon said...

I love the market too! :)
It is amazing what you can get for the money! I actually am going to post an article about it - I did a little geeky study.

Best of luck on the Joust, Judy! Can't wait to see what you come up with! :)

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Hi Jessy-they sure are great!

Hey ga.farmgirl-I am so loving the challenge of using these in a week! I think I can come up with some good stuff!

Hey Heather-I would have loved to have shared with you but they didn't last long enough! I just beer battered them and fried them. The great fresh taste of them still shone through!

Oh Jenn-I can't wait for your geeky study! I have actually gotten my grocery bill for a family of 4 down to, at the highest week, $80 a week???!!! And we don't eat out and I only buy sustainable, humanely raised and treated meats! I am currently work on a way to use this info to help the poor and needy. Email me at info @ if you are interested inthis at all.