Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Farmer's Market Loot

Today I finally got a chance to get to the (smaller) local Farmer's Market to pick up a few things. It is still very early in the season, but I got some really yummy stuff!


All of this produce is freshly picked and locally grown. Take a look and guess how much it cost. There's one bunch of sweet onions, a huge head of organic white chard, a pint of strawberries, two dozen free range eggs, a pound of Pardina lentils, and a pound of Shasta lentils. Take a guess...

Everything listed above cost a total of $17.00. Not bad! Fresh and local is the way to go.

Tonight I will be cooking up that lovely Swiss chard for dinner. I'm not sure how I am going to prep it yet... probably with the onions incorporated somehow. I already have some great chard ideas on my blog but I want to do something a little different. I will let you know how it turns out.

Eat your veggies!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now thats a mouth watering snapshot! Beautiful stuff.

Anonymous said...

wow , that is so cool. I wish I had better access to farmers market

Lyn said...

I just ate some of the strawberries and they are TO DIE FOR!

Megan said...

MMM! Looks good!!

Tobiano Filly said...

Ooh that looks so good. I need to check into some of our Farmers Market. This is so motorvating.

Theresa said...

Pan seared chard with garlic and a touch of EVOO with one of those farm fresh eggs poached on top! The yolk smeared all over the top is sooooodelicious!

Khaleef @ Fat Guy, Skinny Wallet said...

Those strawberries look so good! My wife and I are having smoothies and juicing more now, and we are also trying to eat raw, whole foods as much as possible now. We have a large farmers market about 5 minutes away from us, and it helps us to avoid eating processed foods!

I've never had chard before; is it bitter?

Lyn said...

Khaleef~

I haven't had bitter chard but if you get OLD greens or too-mature greens of any kind they can be bitter. Try to choose younger ones (smaller) and fresher. Chard is generally a bit sweet and very delicious and tender.