When I got home I unloaded all of my purchases onto the dining table and weighed them on my kitchen scale, just to revel in the bounty of it all. I took pictures, but I can't upload them just now because I neglected to bring the camera with me to the library.
Among my purchases:
- almost 15 lbs of tomatoes (from Waterpenny Farm and the Farm at Red Hill), to try canning
- a petite three-pound whole chicken and a dozen eggs from a farm whose name I can't remember; I'm thinking about doing a recipe with chicken, apples, and bacon
- a piece of pork (Boston butt) from Babes in the Wood; I'm planning to slow-cook it somehow with Bone Suckin' Sauce from North Carolina
- fresh herbs from Brightwood Vineyard and Farm and Radical Roots
- figs (!)
- a pound of "free" chevre from Satyrfield Farm
- loads of apples (about six and three quarter pounds)
- just over four pounds of peaches: when are those trees going to quit for the season?
- a whole bunch of different vegetables
Earlier today I made myself a late lunch / early dinner of stir fry with:
- onion from Radical Roots
- yellow summer squash also from Radical Roots
- carrots from Roundabout Farm Roundabout Farm
- green beans from the farmers' market
- baby bok choy from (the embattled) Double H Farm
- red bell pepper from the farmer's market
- tofu from Twin Oaks
- ginger root
- some soy sauce, vinegar, salt, etc.
The colors of all the veggies were so pretty, I should have taken a picture, but I was in too much of a hurry to eat the beautiful food, not photograph it!