My Yummy Local Life

{March 31, 2012}   Farmer’s Market 3/31

So today I checked out the Chapel Hill Farmer’s Market this morning.  Here is what I got:



As you can see there were not any asparagus or strawberries to be found, both of which I know for a fact are coming into season.  So I also stopped by the Carrboro Farmer’s Market and obtained the following: 




Overall a good week at the markets.  Here’s the breakdown:

Mozzerella, Feta and yogurt- $13.00

Greenhouse grown tomatoes- $2.50

Baby Bok Choy and spring onions- $5

Loose leaf lettuce- $4

Bib lettuce- $2.50

Asparagus and strawberries- $11

Grand Total- $38.00


Once again, we have almost everything we need for a full week of dinners!


Spring is definitely in full swing here in Carrboro, NC!


Here’s the plan on how we are going to use our veggies that we procured this week

  • Veggie Breakfast Pizza- homemade pizza dough base; 1.5 small heads of broccoli, 2 potatoes worth of hashbrowns, 6 asparagus stalks chopped small- spread evenly over dough; 1 ball fo mozzerella diced and spread evenly over veggies; 6 eggs scrambled and poured over the pizza; bake at 375F for around 30 minutes until dough is crispy and eggs are set; wait about 10 minutes before slicing
  • Asparagus and shitake mushroom risotto with asparagus fries
  • Asparagus and mushroom bread pudding
  • Vegetarian Pad Thai with home grown mung bean sprouts
  • Stir Fry with tofu and rice, which will probably include broccoli, onion and bell pepper
  • Spinach Pasta with spring onions
  • Kale Chips for Snacking
  • Refried bean quesadillas (beans leftover from last weeks fajitas)

What are you making with local ingredients this week?

{March 24, 2012}   Spring is here!

I went to the farmer’s market today in the pouring rain.  I try to get something from everyone as long as they have something I will use. Especially when it is raining 🙂  Today I was able to get all of this:


Spring Veggies!

1/2 lb of shitake mushrooms- $6

2 bundles of asparagus, 2 bundles of Kale, 1 bag of baby Spinach, 3 small heads of Broccoli, 2 large onions- $23

2 huge spring onions with their tops- $1

1 dozen brown chicken eggs- $3.50

Grand total: $33.50

All we will need at the grocery store is some dairy and wheat products, maybe a bell pepper or two and perhaps a little bit of tofu and we’ll be eating like royalty all week.

Thanks to the Hillsborough Farmer’s Market for an excellent early spring selection- even in the rain!


Watching the Farmer's set up in the rain!

Have I mentioned that I LOVE Spring veggies!

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