I've found some good things to cook and eat the past couple of weekends. Now that locally grown produce is arriving daily I head to any little market stand I can locate within a few miles of the cottage.
At the Vintage Village where SuzAnna's Antiques is located, there is also Sam who brings veggies, fruits and plants from North Carolina farms. It was at his stand/antiques shop, twice in the past week, I found the best baby zucchini and tender yellow squash, much more flavorful than those than big tough-skinned grocery store offerings.
Eggs.....I love eggs from free range chickens.
These displayed in my favorite bowl are so fresh,
with deep yellow yolks, and taste truly eggy like an egg should!
They were purchased from the latest addition at the Vintage Village on Saturday
afternoons, Walk Ahead Farms stand.
A lovely family who farm 14 acres just a few miles outside Raleigh in a country town named Youngsville, sell these beautiful eggs along with their own vegetables, herbs, flowers and farm-raised meats. (You know I'm a non-meat eater so I won't give details, but you can click on the link above to read more). If you do eat meat, I'm certain find their products, all of which are hormone, vaccination, and medicine-free, of excellent quality.
We are also smacking and staining our lips with lots of sweet, ripe local strawberries - I was brought a basket by my daughter and they are delicious. She also gave me a hydroponically grown Butterhead lettuce from another local farm, and they are now available in local Whole Foods shops in our area.
Do you look for local produce from your Farmers' Markets and roadside stands?