Summer must be in full swing because I had to make myself a farmer’s market grocery non-list. This is a list of all the things that one should NOT spend their hard earned money on. Not because these things are less delicious than the rest, but because they are FREE-flowing from your own and your friends gardens, or maybe you can get them wild off the side of the road. Here are some of the things currently on the non-list:
Zucchini/Squash (these are pretty much ALWAYS on the non-list because they are also so easily frozen and saved for later)- looked like the average at the market was about $2/lb. These particular zucchinis came from the Love Chapel Hill Garden and I’m going to be taking them to church to try to give them away tomorrow!
Blackberries (Einstein and I went picking on the side of the road last week)- we probably picked about $2.50 worth of blackberries for free- and they are just coming in.
Tomatoes and bell peppers are from the over flow of my friend’s garden, and the zucchini blossoms are from the Love Chapel Hill Garden at Merritt’s- again probably $2/lb for tomatoes and peppers usually are $1 a piece. Squash blossoms were $0.50 each the one week I saw them at the market.
Alright then, that is about $15 or so worth of FREE produce. Here’s what I got at the Farmer’s Market to add to it:
Cucumbers, HUGE figs (!), and sungold tomatoes (if you have never tried these they are like candy!): $10
Onions and blueberries: $8
Peaches (Still the white ones, although they had some yellow freestones this week too): $5
2 lb bag of cornmeal, 1 lb of tomatillos (!): $6.50
Market Total: $29.50
Total Value of everything: $44.50
What are you growing? What’s in your box? What are you making with fresh local fare? Share it at the inherchucks link party. I’m there too 🙂
Have a yummy week!