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More local foods

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I woke early this morning and ventured out to the farmer’s market at the north end of the city.  I was pretty excited about it yesterday, and wasn’t disappointed when I arrived this morning – more vendors than I expected, plus lots of great offerings.

I came home with a number of things in tow, and it probably would have been more if my fridge weren’t already fairly full.

Here we have: fresh lettuce, spring onions, beefsteak tomatoes, strawberries, cheese curds, Italian sausage, and bacon.

Since I currently have access to a car, I also took a trip up to the Arva Flour Mill, which is fairly close by.  I walked away with 5 kilos of locally milled flour (without preservatives), plus some of their wheat bran, which I’m looking forward to trying out.

While part of me does still get a bit weird about prices of things in general (I find that grad student funding and strict budgets can really mess with your relationship with money long-term), I really enjoyed shopping at the market and bringing home really good, really local food.  And, in all honesty, the strawberries alone were worth it.

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Written by Jenn

June 18, 2010 at 5:04 pm

Posted in Eating well

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  1. Nice too that you were able to avoid some plastic packaging. Those heavy paper bags that bulk items come in are good for mulching in the garden, especially in a lasagna or sheet mulching system. Direct recycling, plus a bit of carbon sequestration.

    • I really like when things come in at least recyclable packaging. I’m working on making some mesh produce bags now in the hopes that I can avoid future plastic at the market.

      Jenn

      June 19, 2010 at 8:52 pm


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