Saturday, August 08, 2020

Fresh and Local

Locally-grown vegetables purchased this week from Argus Farm Stop.

Argus Farm Stop accepts consignments from local farmers, and sells them at a small store where only 3 customers enter at a time. I felt safe shopping there in person, though they also offer contactless delivery. The Argus location near our house opened 3 years ago.

I brought home a bunch of basil, some red and yellow tomatoes, two small eggplants, green beans, two jalapeños, two red onions, six ears of corn, and a basket of blueberries, all ripe and ready! We have now eaten several meals made from these precious ingredients, plus some pantry items.

Pasta with pistou and some salmon from the freezer. Good!
Pistou is the Provençal version of pesto: a puree of basil leaves, lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil. In other words, like pesto but without pine nuts and cheese. I used the entire bunch of basil except for a few leaves that went into a caprese salad (tomato, basil, goat cheese).

Fresh corn with butter.
Salad including the red onion, tomatoes, a jalapeño, and more.
Tortillas with cheese and the other jalapeño, plus tomato and
a salad made from the remaining corn.
Our own "local" rye bread that Len baked.
Steamed green beans with herbs from our garden and the last tomato.
We ate the blueberries with yogurt and French toast -- too bad I didn't take a photo!

Blog post © 2020 mae sander.


gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

I like your reference to these "precious ingredients". That is exactly how I feel about being able to get some fresh local produce. I know that I have a whole new appreciation for what I am able to secure while limiting how we much we shop. Your meals looks absolutely delicious and I like the idea of the pistou without the nuts.

Tina said...

Fresh produce is such a treat and we are always sorry to see it dwindle in the house. Then we have to make the dreaded run to the grocery store. Love the fresh corn, I did manage to buy extra of that whe we shopped as it keeps a little longer than the tomatoes and bananas,

Great looking rye loaf!

Beth F said...

Soooo yummy looking!!!

My name is Erika. said...

All the fresh food looks so good. You certainly know how to take mouth watering photos. Hugs-Erika

Angie's Recipes said...

Fresh and local are the best! Len is such a great baker.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Your picture of corn on the cob definitely makes me want some! Great pics, thanks!

bill said...

You can't beat fresh and local foods. The corn looks absolutely delicious. Wonderful photos and have a great day. Stay safe!

Tandy | Lavender and Lime ( said...

I'm so pleased for you that you can shop at a local market in a safe way!

Jeanie said...

Wow! Great haul and what a wonderful bunch of meals you created from it. I'm so glad there is a safe market for you. I found a teeny outdoor one up north -- six vendors -- fruit guy, mixed veggie guy, corn guy and three more. All masked, outside. I felt safe!

These look fabulous! Envious of the basil. Mine was a bust this year.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I caught up on a bunch of posts ...enjoyed and learned from all. Many thanks for the food ideas for meals and the food for thought for my brain!