And then I bought everything.
Somehow, I finally got my ultimate wish of buying everything I'd need for the week at the Farmers Market. It felts great supporting local business, and I know the veggies are going to be yummy. Plus, everything is prettier when it's local.
|These apples were labelled "Mystery Apples" so I bought them. I know. I'm a thrill-seeker.|
This gigantic container of Wild Blueberries were calling to me. They're small and flavourful (unlike grocery store ones that are fat and expensive for such a tiny amount). Having recently fallen in love with whipped cream and fruit, I bit the bullet and spent the money. Well worth it.
Over the last couple of weeks, gardeners here have been forcing cucumbers on everyone they know. My mom brought me some from North Battleford. Here is a picture of this week's Farmers Market batch keeping my favourite Frankenweenie Cucumber company.
Overall, the damage to my wallet wasn't so bad. The apples, green beans and cucumbers were paid with money from my bottle/can recycling, and the rest of my groceries were paid with a twenty. The splurge I got was the blueberries, which I will be freezing for the winter months.
2 dozen brown eggs: $7.00
6 cobs of corn: $3.00
Bag of Green Beans: $3.00
Bag of Cucumbers: $2.00
Bag of Carrots: $2.00
Mystery Apples: $2.75
Grape Tomatoes: $1.55
Bag of Beets: $2.75
Container of Wild Blueberries: $15.00
Let's see what I can cook up this week with my groceries.