We actually got a little booty from the community garden this week. The Better Boy tomatoes are still hanging on, one of them is starting to ripen! The container garden is looking good. We are trying to let most of this "round" of peppers ripen on the plant so we can save the seeds out of them. Things are slow going, but progressing nonetheless.
We got a lot of stuff at the farmer's market this weekend too. An FYI, we are going to be starting to stock up on things for the winter, so the loads might be a little bigger than usual for awhile. That was not the case this week, there was just a lot of goodies available. Our trip to the "regular grocery store" was very small due to the abundance at the market. Wahoo! On a sadder note, I think we've reached the end of tomato season at the farmer's market. Thank someone for sweet potato season!
Onto the local booty!
Here is what we got from the community garden this week:
A couple of Romas and 3 hot banana peppers.
Here is this week's CSA. I think we'll be getting sweet potatoes soon. (!!!!!!!!!!)
From the right: a green bell pepper, 2 small cucumbers, a yellow summer squash, basil, onions, and apples.
And our huge haul from the farmer's market:
Here is the first "group". Starting from the right: a farmer's maker t-shirt (!!!), lots of small onions, 3 cucumbers, a dozen eggs, spinach, a big bag of "supreme red delicious" apples, and some small tomatoes.
And here is "group two". Starting from the bottom left: 2 delicata squash (!!!), another farmer's market t-shirt, 4 ripe serranos, 2 Japanese eggplants, red bell peppers, 2 boxes of local penne pasta, a big bag of mixed lettuces, some grass-fed beef for Brett, and sweet potatoes (!!!).
Support your local farmers market!
A close-up of the delicata squash. They are a gorgeous winter squash.
We've got lots of local goodies to work with.
Tonight, we're having what is becoming a "regular" in our meal rotation, Leng's Fried Rice. We just use whatever we have on hand. I think this one will involve eggplant, peppers, onion, carrots, mushrooms, and edamame. Sounds like a winning combination, especially topped with sriracha. ;-)
'Til next time.