This week’s pickup! Per Jessie’s comment last week, I realized it would be a good idea to look into how much of this stuff was actually locally produced…
From Maryland: apples, potatoes, carrots, onions, and garlic from cold storage; Great Harvest bread (I think it’s oat) and eggs.
From Georgia: Kale and green beans.
From Florida: grapefruits and oranges.
Last week’s snap peas were from Georgia too. Lucky Southerners. I’ve been pining for the HoCo farmer’s markets, but I’m realizing that the farmers would only have stuff from cold storage anyway. And they certainly wouldn’t ever have oranges.
I also paid extra for some blueberry crumb dessert bread (tastes like blueberry pound cake, with a fantastic crumb) and a block of Guinness cheddar (very strong and savory; K would have happily eaten the whole thing). Pickup at the farm is always tempting, because the pickup shed is also where they have their farm store set up; when you go inside, you’re surrounded by jars of honey and preserves, and bars of lovely-smelling homemade soap. And sometimes they have samples of cheese or oatmeal or whatever else just came in.