I haven’t done farmer’s market posts for a couple months now, but the stuff at the farmer’s market was so good today that I wanted to do a post. In California where I live, really good stuff is coming into season right now. Here’s what I got today:
- Light green bell peppers
- Strawberries (I empty out the plastic baskets into one of my cloth bags and return them to the vendor to reuse)
- Raspberries (I empty out the plastic baskets and put them into a metal container. I used a Lunchbot this time. The other reason I do this is so they don’t get crushed on the way home.)
- Blueberries (These were in bins with scoops and I put them in a cloth bag.)
- A rotisserie chicken (I found out today that you can bring your own container for a chicken at this stand. I didn’t do it this week unfortunately, but I plan on doing it next week.)
- A dozen eggs
I saw a lot of other good things at the farmer’s market today too like sugar snap peas, blackberries (they were in a plastic clamshell container though so I didn’t get them), peaches, nectarines, cabbages and summer squash. If you haven’t tried going to a farmer’s market, I highly recommend it! Farmer’s markets don’t have very much plastic packaging and the food is really fresh. You’ll be able to taste the difference. An added plus is that buying from local farmers supports your local economy. Signing up for a CSA box is another good way to get fresh, local produce. You can find a CSA to sign up for here and you can find a farmer’s market here.
I am not familiar with Lunchbots, but it looks like the top is plastic. If you recommend it, it obviously isn’t. So how does the top “attach” or seal so there are no spills? The website didn’t address this.
The tops aren’t plastic. The tops are metal and they snap on. They aren’t leak-proof though. They do have some leak-proof thermal ones, but the outer lids are plastic.
Everything looks so beautiful and delicious! I host a weekly link party where we celebrate all things local and organic. Come link up your farmer’s market goodies! http://inherchucks.com/2012/05/24/whats-in-the-box-27/…Looking forward to seeing you there 🙂
I linked up. Thanks for inviting me! 🙂
Awesome! Thanks for participating 🙂
Thanks for the link to lunchbots. I am looking for a new lunch box solution.
I have been reading out some of your posts and it’s clever stuff. I will surely bookmark your blog.