Sunday, June 23, 2013
I went to the Farmers Market yesterday. Not everything is in, of course, but it's summer-time full, anyway. Here are some of the things I got there:
Cucumbers – 75 cents each
Zucchini/yellow squash (1 – 2 lb each) 50 cents each
Ugly tomatoes - $1.90/lb
Cauliflower - $4.00/head – about 5 pounds, with little waste
Green beans - $7.00/2.5 lbs
While a lot of Farmers Market prices are higher than in the stores, there are some good ones. The head of cauliflower I got, for example, weighs more than my scale will handle. My scale goes to 4.5 lbs, so I'm guessing the head weighs about 5 pounds. And that's after they trimmed off the leaves and the big chunk of core that you usually get in the stores. I'm figuring about 2000 grams of usable cauliflower, or 20 cups of raw cauliflower. That's 20 cents per cup.
I got a couple of big zucchini. One is over 2 lbs. I haven't cut into it yet, but I'm hoping to make lots of zoodles out of it. 8 oz (however much that turns out to be - I'm guessing lots) cost about 10 cents.
The cuke I can eat skin and all, while I would peel it if I got it from a store. The green beans are, admittedly, expensive, but oh so good.
I also got some raw milk from grass fed cows that I'm going to turn into yogurt. It was $13 per gallon, or $3.25 per quart. That's higher than store bought yogurt, but it's supposed to be much better for me, too. It's not certified organic, but mostly organic. Or so they say.
I'm also getting lots of fresh herbs from my garden. That and chard are about it for now. The kale could be picked, but it's pretty buggy. I'm going to have to work on that.