We went to the farmer’s market last Saturday without much of a shopping list. We started out with a plate of Swedish pancakes and sausage, then began picking up a few vegetables – some leeks here, a bunch of carrots there. Then we were undone by Frog’s Song Farm and their offer of a large box stuffed full for $20. We went a tad overboard. On the plus side, we now have winter squash, potatoes and onions to last us quite some time, assuming we remember to use them.
Whenever this sort of thing happens, I have to make a list of all the perishable items we have on hand so I won’t forget about them. And we put together a meal plan for the week that will use as much as possible. So far we’ve eaten the bok choi, the cauliflower, some of the braising greens, one onion, and part of the cilantro. Tonight I’ll melt the leeks for a quiche, and make a Caesar salad. Tomorrow will be a soup to use up the braising greens and some carrots and celery. The squash and beets will keep, so we’ll get to them later.
There’s only one market weekend left, so hopefully we won’t have this problem again for a while. If you’d like to share our difficulties, Frog’s Song should be doing the box deal again next Saturday. Knock yourself out!
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It’s a great deal, and far better for them to sell it all cheap than to be stuck with produce and nowhere to sell it. If you live in the area, check it out!
That is so smart, making a white-board list of your perishables! I inevitably find that last hiding-under-a-bag-of-muesli cucumber when it’s too late, which is heartbreaking.
Exactly. When I buy a beautiful bunch of greens or cilantro and let it rot because I’ve forgotten it, I could just kick myself. Hence, lists.