Sunday, October 5, 2008

Shopping For the Winter


I went to the Farmers Market this weekend in Forest Hill Park. As I flitted about the market buying a little of this, and a lot of that, I had big things on my mind. Why not buy much more food than I actually need, and save some for the winter? Farmers do this all the time...They grow what they need for the whole year, not just for the growing season. It's fabulous really. Why eat frozen vegetables bought from the grocer when you can have frozen veggies from one of your local purveyors? That means less mileage on your food, and over all less energy spent trying to feed your family. Sure cans are easier, but just think of all the people 100 years ago who would have died to have such a colorful array of vegetables right at their fingertips. A couple hours of work, and they are yours for the rest of the year. As I know nothing about canning, I will be trying to freeze some things this week. Check out this website for more info on how to process your fresh foods.
Here are two of my favorite veggie recipes:

2 comments:

Bunny Trails said...

You have touched on a question that has been on my mind this week! I look forward to hearing how to process the yummy fresh "summery" food so it can be eaten all winter! I would love to try the same...

Michele said...

I came across these two books today - The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market Cookbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Impeccable Produce Plus Seasonal Recipes & Recipes from America's Small Farms: Fresh Ideas for the Season's Bounty - thought you would enjoy!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0811844625

http://www.amazon.com/Recipes-Americas-Small-Farms-Seasons/dp/0812967755/ref=pd_sim_b_9