One Local Summer – Week 4

  • Oh Potato!

There were potatoes at the Farmer’s Market this week, at just one of the dozen Farm stands but I got to them before they sold out. M-mm!

So we had, all grilled (on charcoal grill) by DH:

dinner OLS no.4 -(c) Katrien Vander Straeten

  1. potatoes from Middle Earth Farm from Amesbury, Mass (50 miles as the truck drives)
  2. summer squash and zucchini from Enterprise Farm, in Whately, Mass (111 miles, as the truck drives – less than 100 miles as the crow flies)
  3. NY sirloin from River Rock Farm in Brimfield, MA (63 miles)
  4. salt, pepper, olive oil: not local
  • Oh Peaches!

The Farmer’s Market also featured two buckets of peaches. Two! I didn’t show up half an hour before “the bell” for nothing!

I never buy the organic blueberries – they’re too pricey – but Kimball’s Fruit Farm is a Low Pesticide Spray farm.

So dessert was:

photo dessert blueberries peaches (c) Katrien Vander Straeten

  1. peaches from Dick’s Market Garden in Lunenburg, Mass (50.9 miles as their truck drives)
  2. blueberries from the Kimball Fruit Farm in Pepperell, Mass (47 miles)
  • Attentive eating

I don’t think I’ve ever eaten better in my life. “Better” in the sense of healthier and tastier, but also in the sense of “with more taste,” on my part, that is. I mean, I eat with more attention and appreciation. The potatoes and the peaches were so special because I have been doing without for so long.

Thanks, Liz, for this initiative! Without One Local Summer I never would have appreciated the exceptional quality of local food in season!

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  1. Hi Rebecca,
    Carrot juice… sounds yum.
    I have a friend who eat a big salad for breakfast every day: it is her usual! I personally can’t do without my slice of whole grain bread – preferably with raisins! – and butter. And a coffee… ok gotta go have some breakfast!

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