I hadn’t been to the farmers’ market for about three weeks, so I went to stock up this morning – and one
person had strawberries!! Woo hoo!! They are delicious. I don’t know exactly where they’re from, but they weren’t packaged, so I’m thinking they’re local. They were 3 pints for $4.00, which is considerably cheaper than the grocery store at 2 pints for $5.00. And they are great. I came right home and sliced up a whole pint and ate them, with just a little sugar sprinkled on.
I also got South Carolina peaches, $1.00/lb. There were Georgia peaches at another stand, but they were hard as rocks. The SC ones were ready to eat. I got green onions, $0.50/bunch (more fried rice in my future), new red potatoes, $1.00/lb, and Roma tomatoes, $1.50/lb. I also got red peppers, 2 for $3.00. That’s the only price that I’m not sure is better than the grocery store. They’re $4.00/lb at the store; I’m not sure what the ones I got today weigh. They’re nicer than the ones at the store, though. I’m looking forward to growing my own next year.
I’m still feasting on zucchini/pineapple bread that I made last month – and now strawberries!! I love this farmers’ market stuff. I spent $15.00 total, and I feel like I got a lot of quality produce for that. None of it will go to waste, for sure.