Baby's first Farmers Market! Gotta start her out right.
This summer we got to participate in the WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program. "The FMNP was established by Congress in 1992, to provide fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits and vegetables to WIC participants, and to expand the awareness, use of, and sales at farmers’ markets." As if we really needed any more motivation to get to the market, but how great is it that one of our nation's public health programs are supporting local and organic foods?!?!
Our loot from the Saint Paul Farmers' Market:
Green bell peppers
Yukon gold potatoes
Early Season Apples!
All for under $20! I love August for thus very reason.
My summer favorite, a Caprese salad.
That's the only one I managed to take pictures of... most of the time I'm just lucky if I get to eat in one sitting. But here's some links to meals we've made recently using the bounty of the summer:
Though we used different ingredients this time: onions, zucchini, bell peppers, bacon and mozzarella! This meal is a great "garbage" dish because you can toss in whatever veggies you have leftover or whatever you have on hand. Mix up the cheeses, go sans meat, whatever you desire.
Next week Jenna is going to teach us how to can tomatoes!!! Linnea and I can't wait!