In case you missed it, I’m challenging my readers to buy something–anything–from their local farmers’ market (or from their own garden) and use it in their morning oats!
Now, the response to this was slow, and I expected that. I am not even slightly discouraged. That slow response is, in fact, the whole reason why I feel this challenge is necessary. We are not utilizing these markets enough. We are relying too heavily on corporations and cookie-cutter supermarkets.
Last weekend, I was at the Union Square Green Market to buy produce for the recipe I intended to make that evening: ratatouille. I purchased locally-grown eggplant, two tomatoes, leeks, a bell pepper, a banana pepper, two zucchinis FOR UNDER TEN DOLLARS. That would have cost me double at Whole Foods.
Here are some more ways that my readers are enjoying #FarmFreshOatmeal!
What do you win?
I have mentioned Beth’s Farm Kitchen numerous times on the blog. This little jam company has a booth at the Union Square Green Market and sells jams, syrups, preserves, pickles, condiments, chutneys, and more. I adore them. The winner of the giveaway will win:
- 1 16 oz. jar of Beth’s Farm Kitchen Chunky Applesauce
- 1 8 oz. jar of Beth’s Farm Kitchen Sour Cherry Jam