- Oh Potato!
There were potatoes at the Farmer’s Market this week, at just one of theÂ dozen Farm stands but I got to them before they sold out. M-mm!
- potatoes from Middle Earth Farm from Amesbury, Mass (50 miles as the truck drives)
- summer squash and zucchini from Enterprise Farm, in Whately, Mass (111 miles, as the truck drives – less than 100 miles as the crow flies)
- NY sirloin from River Rock FarmÂ in Brimfield, MA (63 miles)
- 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 dessertÂ was:
- peaches from Dick’s Market Garden in Lunenburg, Mass (50.9 miles as their truck drives)
- blueberries from the Kimball Fruit Farm in Pepperell, Mass (47 miles)
- Attentive eating
I don’tÂ 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 haveÂ appreciated the exceptional quality of local food in season!