Yesterday, a bunch of folks headed up to Burt’s Farm to check out the fall goodness! I’d never been up to the farm before, and it was pretty much fantastical. There were crazy pumpkins as far as the eye could see! The one I got was called an “Old Timey” pumpkin. You can see a bunch of them pictured above I loved its pale color and bubbly shape! The one I took home had a lovely, curved stem, too! Check out our whole haul:
I also picked up a butternut squash that I’m going to stuff with pecans, turnip greens and dried cranberries for dinner tonite. Hurrah! That will be a perfect addition to the groceries I picked up at Morningside Market on Saturday. October is the Eat Local Challenge, so I’m trying my best to eat local as much as I can.
This week’s local food lesson: shiitake mushrooms from Morningside Market are worth every penny of the $6 I paid for them. They’re the creamiest, heartiest, most amazing mushrooms I’ve ever eaten! Who knew that the trip from Pennsylvania made mushrooms lose so much flavor? I certainly had no idea. Along with the mushrooms we got arugula, a bunch of turnips with the greens intact, okra, potatoes, collards and peppers. I wish I’d taken a picture of the beautiful haul before it all went into the fridge!
Are you guys doing the eat local thing? I have to admit that I’m going to be using stuff from my pantry…I just can’t afford to buy all new pasta, beans and grains right now. The plan, though, is to stock the pantry and fridge for the rest of the month with local goodies from the farmers market and plan recipes based on what’s available. Like a game! A cooking game!
Hi there! My name is Becky Striepe (pronounced “stree-pee,” like “sleepy”), and I am a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. My life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Check out my new book: 40 Days of Green Smoothies!