Week of May 1st:
This week I headed to the market with only $16 (there was a miscommunication and nobody stopped to pick up cash) so I made it work the best I could. I will add the extra $4 to next week's Twenty Dollar Thursday when I do my Mother's Day edition. I was able to get a flat of 30 organic eggs, plus the vegetables pictured above. I picked up these organic icicle radishes and purple carrots from Swank Farms, out of Hollister, CA. I picked up a whole bag of baby artichokes for only $4! I will be grilling them this weekend, yum!
Instead of kale, I picked up a bunch of swiss chard from First Generation Farmers. I have been swinging by to visit these guys almost every week. They are a community farm that offers education and volunteer opportunities to those interested in changing our current food system. They are currently running a campaign on IndieGoGo to raise $50,000 to transform their farming practices on their 50 acre farm and classify the crops produced as 100% organic.
Eggs $7 for 30 count
Baby Artichokes $4 for bag of 10
Swiss Chard $2
Purple Carrots $2
Icicle Radishes $1
This week's meal plan includes
Grilled Artichokes with Sundried Tomato Aioli
Warm chard salad with carrots and raisins, inspired by this recipe
Carrot Top Pesto, from Cookin' the Market
If I have a couple of artichokes left over, I would like to try to make these