These are so quick and easy to make. When I’m sick of zucchini bread, I just pull this little number.
Posted in Food, Home cooked recipes, Local food
Tagged Bake, Cheese, Cook, Farmer's Market, healthy snacks, healthy snacks for kids, military spouse, military zero waste, olive oil, Parmigiano-Reggiano, snack ideas, squash, summer squash, zero waste, Zucchini
My friend Ann at the local farmer’s market in south GA always states the only difference between the tomato you buy at the grocery store and the one she’s selling you at the market (picked from her back yard that morning) is 2,000 miles. The taste is the real difference. I couldn’t believe how much better everything tasted when we started growing our own food and buying at the market while in GA.
When we visited the farmer’s market in Fernandina Beach, Florida, shortly after arriving in south GA, we passed a man wearing funny glasses (to catch our attention) on the side of the road along Hwy 40. It worked!
Posted in Food, Local food
Tagged Corn on the cob, eating local, Farmer's Market, Fernidina Farmer's market, Fish and Seafood, fresh sprimp, Local food, military lifestyle, military wife, zero waste
(Continued from Samantha’s Story: Part One) After discovering her family of three spent $933.51 last month on food–groceries and eating out– Samantha decided to see how little she could buy for a month.
Week Two Update…including two creative recipes she invented.
$37 worth of produce from Farm Fresh on Charlie Smith Hwy, St. Marys, GA
I try to buy cage-free eggs. They come in cardboard instead of styrofoam, but for double the price, I have no idea if they really are cage-free. How do you really know? All the other eggs at the commissary are offered in God-forbid–styrofoam!
Now what to do with the empty styrofoam….
Posted in Recycling, Reusing
Tagged Egg carton, Farmer's Market, Free-range eggs, green lifestyle, military lifestlye, military spouse, recycling styrofoam, reusing egg cartons, styrofoam, zero waste
My cousin said to me, “Just wait until you get here! You’re having a hard time finding a farmers’ market in Virginia? Surplus produce is sold on every corner in these little Georgia towns. It’s fresh and it’s cheap.” And that’s exactly what I’ve found.
To my surprise, and after a year and a half of putting yogurt cups and styrofoam into the recycling bin, I discover Norfolk doesn’t recycle styrofoam or yogurt cups. Well, what do you know? I had to visit their website to find out what I COULD and COULD NOT recycle.
So what to do with all these pieces?
So many pieces to recycle for a bit of yogurt!
Posted in Recycling
Tagged candy bar wrappers, Caps-n-Cups, city of Norfolk, eco-friendly, Environment, Ernie Morgan Environmental Action Center, Farmer's Market, Five Points Community Farmer's Markets, Green Alternatives, green lifestyle, hard-to-recycle items, household battery recycling, military lifestyle, military spouse, Preserve toothbrushes, recycle, Recycling in Norfolk, recycling yogurt cups, TerraCycle, zero waste
We hadn’t been to the Five Points Community Farmer’s Market in Norfolk for a full year. Realizing that not every town has a huge farmer’s market like the one I grew up with in south Georgia, I decided to revisit it with a fresh attitude and stop being prejudiced against small, overpriced markets that are doing the best they can. After venting in the organic food post about what Norfolk didn’t have, I decided to write about what they do have.
Posted in Local food
Tagged 5 Points Community Garden, Acoustic Railroad Bluegrass Band, Bio Bag, biodegradable garbage bags, Books, canvas bags, community garden, compostable garbage bags, compostable plastic, CSA, Eco Bag, Farmer's Market, Five Points Community Farm Market, Flip and Tumble grocery bags, Food, grass-fed, Green Alternatives, jam session, Kerouac Cafe, local honey, local meat, local produce, Megan Hogan Meatless Mondays, Natural Angus beef, Norfolk Farmer's Market, Norfolk volunteer, organic coffee, organic dogfood, Organic food, Preserve toothbrush, recycling yogurt cups, Shopping, Starbuck's coffee, used books, used bookstore, Windhaven Farm, zero waste, Ziploc bags
Honestly, I have a difficult time buying fruits that are twice as expensive just because it says “organic” on the labeling. Is it really organic? How do I know? Is it an investment in my health or a marketing ploy to get my money?
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Tagged Buy Local, commissary, Community-supported agriculture, CSA, eco-friendly, Environment, Farmer's Market, Farmer's Markets Hampton Roads, Five Points Community Farm Market, Food, green lifestyle, Heritage Store, marketing ploy, military, military lifestyle, Military Produce Group, military spouse, military wife, N.O.B. Commissary, N.O.B. Navy base, Naval Station Norfolk, Naval Station Norfolk commissary, Navy, navy wife, Norfolk, organic, Organic food, Portsmouth Farmer's Market, recycle, Trader Joe, Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach Farmer's Market, zero waste