one local summer, week 2

Posted by in earthkeeping, gardening, menu planning

i missed week one because i couldn’t pull together a meal with strawberries and asparagus – the only two things in season right now! week two will be published at farm to philly. stay tuned for more delicious meal ideas!

so i did more searching and purchasing this week. i splurged and went with local meat sold at a local family farm. i’m also leaning on their strawberries this week as we’ll probably be picking and freezing some from another local u-pick farm later in the week for our fall and winter months.

i’m turning this meal into a lunch as this is so up the boys’ alley for lunchtime goodness.

eggs (from our chickens) – fried. hopefully i’ll be makingsome local butter later in the summer
local smoked sausage with locally made horseradish cheese (3 miles to the farm where we bought it, 10 miles from the farm that processed them)
strawberries, grown 3 miles away.

i’m having trouble finding locally grown grains. i called a place that sells locally milled grains to ask if they also grew it and they said they get it shipped in form the midwest. and that defeats the purpose of this whole challenge, right? i’d like to make a quiche with our eggs soon, but it might have to be a frittata.