Friday, April 8, 2011

Going Green Part 5: Market Excitement

Lately, I've been scouring the internet for a market close to Rockwall that is open and ready for business. Farmers markets (most of them, anyway) don't start until May, which I think is a little weird, since Texas gets warm pretty early on in the year. But, for whatever reason, there are none to be found in the immediate area... yet. My hope was to do the majority of the shopping at the markets and then supplement the other items at the grocery store. This way, we can reduce the plastic wrappings of food (even produce is typically stuck in a bag for easy hauling and checking out at the grocery), and we can support local farmers.

After much searching, I found this little gem, which I'm dying to try this Saturday. It seems like there are more vendors than I'm used to at farmers markets.... dairy, meat, cheese, produce, etc. I'm hoping that it's everything the website makes it out to be, because if so, I'll do my grocery shopping for the summer months at the market.

With the emphasis on the market produce, Randy and I are trying to make recipes that are fresh food oriented. I've bought a few recipes books that are centered around this idea, and I'm falling back on one of my favorites... the Readers Digest Homemade book. I'm really excited to try a frozen yogurt recipe, which would work well with my ice cream maker attachment for my Kitchenaid mixer. If it works well, I'll be sure to post the recipe.

Cheers to the weekend, ya'll :)


Anonymous said...

sounds yummy!