Two days to go until August. BH&CC and I decided to go out today and lay in some items for the larder. I never expected so much enthusiasm from him on the eat-local challenge, but he's way into it. We've been putting our heads together to make shopping lists and menus, and we're strategizing alternatives for non-local foodstuffs. I can't wait to share some of our ideas.
For now, though, let me just show you the stuff at the Wild Blue Farm booth at the organic farmers' market in Point Reyes Station (Saturdays, through September).
Wild Blue is in Tomales, which is in Marin County, so we scooped up bags of squash, chard, beans and onions.
Not all the produce at this lovely little Saturday market comes from Marin, so we asked around. (Also got two beautiful heads of garlic from a beautiful farmer's daughter -- their farm is on Route 1, also in Marin, but I forgot to ask what it's called.)
Next, I'll tell you about the vinegar, mustard, butter, milk and cheese we bought. The vinegar is from Healdsburg (Sonoma County) and the mustard is from Napa. Ah, so sue me.