First stop, as always, Salvaterra's Gardens
lettuce -2 heads
summer squashes - 1 zucchini, 1 yellow summer squash, 1 israeli squash
From School Orchards I bought some lovely peaches - "seconds"- which, for some reason, aren't as good as the regular ones, bruised, too small, dented, too ripe, whatever. But these peaches are GORGEOUS, not a spot on them. Such a deal!!! I also grabbed a canteloupe.
I stopped then at another vegetable vendor, whose name I can't recall right now, and got some heirloom tomatoes and a gorgeous bouquet of flowers.
|I LOVE the combination of cock's comb and sunflowers!|
And, of course, I couldn't leave the market without goat cheese (with dill this time) and eggs.
This time I spent about $45, but $8 of that was for the flowers- easily the most expensive item of the day!
I love to be able to get such good food for my family with the added bonus of shopping local and helping another family realize their own dreams. Shopping local is just better in every way!!
Once I got home, I was actually able to knit for a while with my knitting group. The sweet baby who lives here was compliant enough to have a nap during most of the hours of the knitting group. :o) Happy mama! I'm almost done with the 2nd sock of the set I started last summer!
Then after the girls left, I was able to 'put up' 3 half-pints of blueberry jam while she was asleep! (It was a GREAT nap yesterday!) For some reason, I'm not the luckiest jam maker in the whole world. I have a hard time getting jams to set up. I made a small batch, followed the recipe and directions, boiled the heck of out it and used a whole pouch of pectin. I've got very thick syrup / very thin jam on my hands. I'm not sure what I did wrong and I'm not sure I have the will to reprocess it, so I might just keep it and puree it and use it as pancake/ waffle / ice cream syrup. Not bad in any way, just an unexpected (sort of!) outcome!
|Hey, mama, where is that blueberry jam?|
Peaceful and love-filled weeks to everyone!