Less Than a Week to Go!
With less than a week to go in the August Challenge we are still keeping the local food first on our list and first on our plates. However there are some kinks:
Breakfast is still the most difficult. Keeping in mind that locally made bagels and muffins are readily available along with melons and peaches, that's about the limit. Cereals and granola have crept back into the diet and are not local. We gave up on the local yogurt because it contained high-fructose corn syrup and we avoid that. Speaking of granola why is it that so many brands on the store shelves contain partially hydrogenated oils? We won't buy those either.
With the garden producing so well right now and the roadside farm stands full everything else is pretty easy. If fact we're going to end up with left-overs of poultry and cheese that we bought locally at the beginning of the month. There's a frozen duck, a pheasant, a whole chicken, and a pound of ground turkey. One or two of those will get us through the week ahead.
So it looks like the local food challenge may become the local food habit! Which was one of the goals anyway. Good luck to everyone else this last week! Look for a post soon from us revealing our menus and some recipes. No time now I'm afraid.