Sunday, November 8, 2009

Local Diet Update - November 8, 2009

I totally skipped the farmers' market yesterday morning, but I had a good excuse... the Brazos Locavores November field trip to the TAMU Pecan Orchard (more about that here). That doesn't mean we're low on local foods this week, though. Far from it!

I'm harvesting about 1-1/2 pounds of green beans a week, about 2 dozen green and red bell peppers, green onions, sage, basil, lettuce, and then of course I have a hall closet full of sweet potatoes that were harvested in October.

As if that wasn't enough... I have brown rice, soup, pasta sauce, corn, honey, and wheat flour in the pantry (all of it local); local eggs, carrots, red potatoes, mushrooms, pears, and grapefruit in the fridge; and now, thanks to the trip to the pecan orchard yesterday, 9 pounds of fresh (harvested last week) pecans in the freezer.

Yeah, I'm thinking one week away from the market won't starve us, but I did miss visiting with all the market vendors...

So, what's on the menu this week? I'm thinking lots of fruit and nuts for breakfast, sweet potato stir fry for lunch, and rice and veggies for dinner. It's November, but eating local here in Central Texas is still easy-cheesy! Gotta love it!


Beany said...


I had persimmons for the first time this past week. I have persimmon smelling deodorant but now I've actually eaten the sweet smelling fruit. Along with apples I made a crumble. I added a bit too much sugar but it is quite tasty.

Heather @ SGF said...

Beany - I tried persimmons for the first time last year and love them! I've been on the look out for local ones, but haven't seen any close to town - just at the pick-your-own about 1-1/2 from here. I keep watching for them though.

You're apple crumble sounds great! Did you make it vegan?

Beany said...

Yep all vegan. It uses alot of oil/butter substitute however. But I had ridden about 75 miles in two days and was quite famished. So to me that fat was almost a necessity.

Heather @ SGF said...

Beany - Yum! Wow, 75 miles. That's awesome!