Usually in the summer, we get most of our produce from the Farmers’ Market. We have learned, however, that we need to ask the sellers if they grew the produce and if it’s local. I’m amazed at how many people bring Alabama tomatoes or South Carolina peaches to an Indiana Farmers’ Market. One huge reason we go to a Farmers’ Market is to get local produce!
Anyway, we’ve been to the Farmers’ Market only two or three times this year, because we’ve had so much of our own produce, plus that of friends and family. Chef has harvested over 30 pounds of goodies, including lettuce, spinach, cabbage, kale, tomatoes, leeks, zucchini, squash, and peas. My sister-in-law brought over tomatoes, cabbage, and zucchini last night. I also benefitted from my sister’s garden — I got cucumbers, bell peppers, and beets. (And I found out I like beets! Chef just microwaved them with salt and butter. Yum! They were really good.) Plus, a lady at work brought me some zucchini to make up for causing me extra work last week.
So we haven’t had much need for the Farmers’ Market this year.
And that’s okay by me.