This is my second attempt at creating a whole meal of local food, and I was much happier this time around. Since my first attempt, a lot more foods have come into season. And I'm looking around more and noticing the local vendors. I have been working a lot this past week and I missed the farmer's market on Saturday. But we were running really low on food today, so I did a little shopping at Joe's Garden next door, Haggen's, Local Food Exchange, and Avenue Bread. And this is what I found, all for less than $25!
Joe's had local blackberry honey, carrots, radishes, and sugar snap peas. I don't know if this is normal or not but our Haggen's has lots of little local sections inside the store where they sell food from the county. I was able to buy both the cherry tomatoes, the big tomatoes, the cherries, and the gouda cheese there, all from farms within 30 miles. Downtown at the Local Food Exchange they had some locally caught and packed tuna and the chocolate milk. The milk is whole unpasturized milk. Tastes like a milkshake. And finally at Avenue Bread I picked up some a fresh loaf of rosemary bread. And this is what we made.
Grilled tuna on rosemary bread with Gouda cheese (the mayonnaise and pickles were not local), green salad (non-local croutons and salad dressing), peas, tomatoes, and cherries. We will be eating good for the next week. Anyone got any good recipes for cherries?