I picked up the week’s goodies from the Farmer’s Market last Saturday. The two weeks since the last market flew by, even though I still haven’t used the radishes for anything, nor the sweet potatoes. I froze what was left of the loaf of challah in hopes of making a bread pudding soon. In fact, the only item I used to completion thus far was the chocolate milk that I polished off just a few days ago. I still have some of the organic milk fro Trader Joe’s left in the fridge, so I could skip buying dairy this time around.
- Two packages of grass-fed pork chops (from a farmer in Gates Co)
- Jar of Peach Blueberry Jam (my friend allowed me to have a taste before he whisked it home, it was delicious; from the same farmer as the pork))
- Small package of cheese stars (from Donna’s Desserts)
- Several small butternut squash (from ECO in Raleigh, I think)
- Pint of grape tomatoes (see above – they were only okay. They tasted like grocery store tomatoes actually)
- Several carrots and rutabagas (Somerset Farm)
Originally, I had planned on fixing the pork chops for dinner that night but decided to cook a whole chicken in the crockpot and save those pork chops for next weekend. I covered the chicken in peppers, lemon, rosemary from the garden, and some garlic and let it cook all day until it was done. It was tender and juicy when I finally cracked open the lid of the crockpot. My friend brought over some of the gorgonzola cheese he purchased from Trader Joe’s so I used that to make a dressing to go over a salad. We also had brown rice and delicious yeast rolls for dinner.
Some more photos from the weekend: