Tag Archives: Farmer’s Market

A healthy, yummy, little snack

These are so quick and easy to make. When I’m sick of zucchini bread, I just pull this little number.

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To market, to market to buy a fat pig

Home again, home again, jiggity jig.
(Sorry, couldn’t help myself. I’ve been reading too many nursery rhymes.)

Paralyzed with fear there would be no farmer’s market wherever we moved, I’m telling you, small towns refuse to let you down!

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Eating local

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!

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Samantha’s Story: Part 2

(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

Gettting rid of Styrofoam egg cartons

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….

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Market expansion!

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.

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The farmer’s market down the street

So, we’ve been to scope out the Farmer’s Markets around the area. Let me show you what we found right down the street. Seriously, we can ride our bicycles.

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What does your city recycle? Not what you may think…

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!

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Norfolk, VA Farmer’s Market

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.

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Buying Organic

Buying Organic

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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