Unfortunately, coming home Saturday afternoon meant we missed our local farmers' market, but the good news is, I have plenty of canned food stocking the panty to get us through the week until I can hit the market again. I also picked up a Texas watermelon at the local grocers on Saturday night so we're set for the week as far as fruit goes.
Of course 10 days of growth without any harvest means I still have tons of goodies in the backyard too. So in addition to the all-local pantry goods (spaghetti sauce, corn, pinto beans, stewed tomatoes, soup, and brown rice), we have chard, collards, lambs-quarter, sweet potato leaves, sage and basil out the wazoo just steps from our back door.
The only things we're really missing are eggs and some veggies for Dave (something along the lines of carrots or green beans). If I'm feeling up to braving the 100+ degree weather on my bike late this afternoon, I may hit our Monday market. But even if I chicken out, we can surely make do for a few days. Besides, isn't that what all that canning was for?
We have some serious eating to do so I'll close for now. Have a great week everyone. And as always, Happy (and mindful) eating!
P.S. So what's local in your kitchen?