Saturday, August 8, 2009

All local meal and boy is it yummy

Everyday during this part of summer we eat local. There is nothing better than the meal you make from those veggies grown from seed in your own garden. We're also enjoying our local farmer's market for all things local. Its a new thing to our little town and is doing better than anyone could have hoped for. They have all kinds of neat things besides local produce. Our market has homemade soaps and lotions, granola, cookies and bars and so many new things each week it makes your head spin.

Last week we went to the market and had an all local meal. First up was the cucumber salad from my own garden. We've been eating a lot of that this summer. Preserved pickles aren't a big favorite at my house. We tend to like fresher for our cukes.
Next up was the corn on the cob from the farm down the street. We get lots of wonderful things from them all year, but right now our favorite is the corn. I would love to grow my own, but don't have the space to do it right. Instead I opt to grow as much of the rest of our veggies as I can and get the corn from the farm. They have a pick your own option for the corn as well and I am thinking that I might see if I can squeeze some into the freezer for a few months.
Lastly was the locally caught cod. We're very lucky to live in New England, just miles from Cape
Cod. The Farmer's Market in town has some local guys that have cod, haddock, clams and lobsters for sale. Sooo good. I have to say that hubby has been quite impressed with the yum factor from our local eating lately. He tends to think I'm a little nuts about the whole thing, but lately he's been just as enthusiastic as I have been. I think I may have converted him.


Michaela Dunn Leeper said...

Peer pressure can be a good thing sometimes! LOL... It all looks so yummy!

Fairly Odd Mother said...

I'd LOVE to get local Cod! Is this from the place in town that just started up (I don't want to name your town on the big bad internet).

kitsapFG said...

Lovely meal and it is made all the more tasty by the knowledge that you KNOW where it came from and that it is indeed fresh. Bon Appetit!

The Mom said...

Michaela, it seems the more he is exposed, the more he 'gets' it.

Christina, it was at our own little farmer's market!

Kitsap, somehow it tastes better when I know who grew it.