my little helpers
We ended up with a pile of veggies, a pastured chicken, and a ribeye for PJ. The prices for the veggies were comparable with a regular grocery store, except that these were not grown with pesticides or fertilizers, and we bought them straight from the farmer, or in some cases, the farmer's kid. The chicken was a little more expensive than a grocery store chicken, but not out of reach.
So, that pile of food became roasted chicken, creamed corn, and cherry tomatoes with basil last night and a few quarts of chicken stock today. I think I'm going to attempt to "fry" some of that okra ("fry" in quotes because I don't think I really know how to fry anything), and maybe the rest of the tomatoes and squash will end up over some couscous. I also hear that roasted green beans are pretty good. Oh, the possibilities!
I have been trying to decide exactly how organic/local we need to go. I would really like to give up most of the processed stuff; it's all made of corn anyway. I started giving Cara organic milk, and YoBaby is one of her favorite foods, but there are some things that I'm pretty sure we will keep eating. I'm just not sure we're ready let go of our Cinnamon Toast Crunch yet.