Going Local

The past few weeks, I have been hitting up the farmer’s market something ridiculous. All the fresh vegetables, fruits, and local organic meats have me fired up for cooking.

Reasons you should do this too:

1. It’s cheaper, my grocery budget dropped by nearly 100 bucks this past month.

2. You support local farmers and local economy. For some, it’s a way of life.

3. It’s healthy, you can buy what’s in season, know it’s fresh, and cook it within the week. Know your farmer, know your food.

4. It stretches you out of your comfort zone. We’ve found that we have cooked more varied, satisfying meals lately.

Here’s a little something to get you inspired:

Heirloom Tomato Salad
Recipe courtesy of Ganache

2 Heirloom Tomatoes (you choose the variety)
1 pack feta cheese (I used some from this guy)
Olive oil
Balsamic vinegar
1 bunch of basil

Roughly chop tomatoes, basil, and feta cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar, slightly more oil than vinegar. Toss, serve with crusty bread.

Pictured here with Lake’s Farm catfish, local kale and broccoli from Whitton Farms.


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