As usual we were at the farmers’ market bright and early this morning. We get try to get there by 7am and are frequently leaving at 7:30am. Typically we start with our two favorite organic farmers. Both Dan and I think supporting the local organic farmers is important. While we like to buy local produce we prefer that it be local and organic so we always shop with that in mind.
This morning we stopped to Calvert Farm first which is our CSA. Today we picked up: 1 head of red leaf lettuce, 1 bunch of collards, I bunch of kale, 1 napa cabbage, 2 pints peas, and 2 pints strawberries. While we were there we ordered a tray of wheat grass juice. The nice thing about our CSA is you get to select what you want each week. Everything has a share allotted to it and you get typically 8 shares. Then you mix and match and pick what you want. There were tons of things we didn’t buy, the selection is wonderful and everything is so fresh and gorgeous.
Next we went to see Rudy at Cat’s Paw Organic. There we got some sugar snap peas, radishes and cucumbers. I loved the radishes when they were spiralized last week which is why I picked up three bunches this week. Rudy has a lot of plants for sale this time of year. He is the one we got our tomatoes and some of the herbs from a few weeks ago. For those of you that are local Rudy also sells homemade baked goods made by his wife. We have picked up a muffin and time or two. They are excellent. Some of them are low sugar others low fat but they are all fantastic, at least the ones we have had were.
Since I picked up radishes I wanted to grab some zucchini to be spiral cut as well. Since our two certified organic farmers didn’t have any zucchini yet we just picked the closest farmer that had squash. I got both zucchini and yellow squash so I could mix the colors on the plate. I will be making a different sauce this week for the spiral cut veggies. If you haven’t tried making your veggies this way I highly recommend it. They is something much more appealing about veggies that are spiral cut.
After the market we came home to make breakfast. While I prepped the veggies and fruit for juice Dan “entertained the cats” with the bags of produce. Whenever we come home the felines need to “investicat” the new stuff no matter what it is. They must smell everything and check it out. You know humans need cats because without them who knows how much trouble we could get into. Once the cats approved we could put things in the frig. Clearly the felines are in charge at this house, just ask them. ;-)
For breakfast this morning we had oatmeal with wild blueberries, ground flaxseed, cinnamon, powdered ginger, and walnuts. To go with that we had fresh vegetable and fruit juice and our powdered green drink. Breakfast was 2 hours ago and I am still full.
For supper with the parents today I am thinking of making raw spring rolls. I have no idea what I will be making to go with that, but clearly there needs to be something else or my parents will think I am trying to starve them. I may have to get out one of my Asian cookbooks for ideas. That doesn’t happen very often any more. I must be slipping. If anyone has a raw Asian recipe idea I would love to hear what it is.