Food Haul 8.2.13

Happy Friday!

What a beautiful week!  Michigan produce is in full swing so the farmers markets are just beautiful right now.  In fact, there is so much goodness at the markets I skipped my Door to Door Organics order this week.  (But I love you always and I will be back next week!)  I hit three markets and one very small trip to Kroger this week for canning supplies.

First up is the Sunday Canton Farmers Market.

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We bought eggs from Pure Pastures ($4), potatoes and carrots from Hand Sown Farm ($6) and from Prochaska Farm we bought corn, zucchini, 3 quarts of pickling cucumbers, tons of bell peppers, and onions ($13).  Local toddler bought a cookie from Kapnicks for $1.50 as well.  Total amount spent at the Canton Market was $24.50.

On Wednesday I finally was able to check out the Wayne Farmers Market in Goudy Park.  Half of the vendors were moved into the Banquet hall next to the park due to rain.

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We bought 2 chicken pasties from U.P. Pasties ($11), 2 reuben rolls from Stone Hearth Bakery ($6) and local hubby bought two different types of cheese from Beechwood Cheese Company ($12).  Our total at the Wayne market was $29.  By the way, the pasties are deeeelicious.

Thursday evening brought me to the Westland Farmers Market

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I will freely admit that I’m about to sound like a crazy fangirl right about now.  I had a chance to talk to the awesome (and yes, adorable) guys from O’Keefe O’ganics.  They are college boys who decided to start growing veggies.  It’s just three guys and a lot of hard work running their farm.  They do everything by hand!  I was telling them that they remind me of Hand Sown Farm.  I bought 3 quarts of pickling cukes, corn, cherry tomatoes ($10) and they gave me some green beans on the house.  Did I mention I have a farm crush?  Go check them out!  They sell at the Wayne and Westland Farmers Markets.  Local toddler also picked up a fig and oat vegan cookie from Macro Val. ($1.50)  Our total from the Westland Market was $11.50.

I also had to make a quick trip to Kroger this week.

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Just had to pick up some pickling supplies that I didn’t have on hand.  I also grabbed some cheese for homemade pizzas.  I spent $38 but that included some mason jars, and a bunch of canning lids.

This makes our total for the week $66 if I don’t include the Kroger trip, $104 if I do.  Great week!  Put up 13 pints of dill pickles earlier this week and by the time this posts I should be elbows deep in bread and butter pickles and blueberry sauce using the blueberries in my freezer I bought at the Canton market a few weeks ago.

What did you find this week?  Do you do any preserving?

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