From the frizzy headed drunken woman lettuce to the pasture raised multi-colored chicken eggs, Connecticut’s bounty beckoned at the Edgewood Park Market in New Haven.
I was stocking up on produce, whole grain breads, and locally-raised meats in preparation for a Real Food mini-pledge, which starts tomorrow. The pledge involves eating whole grains, locally-raised meat, and homemade “real” food — food that your great grandmother would have recognized as a girl. If a “food product” is eaten, it should have no more than five ingredients, as a way to cut out a long list of unpronounceable additives.
It was fun to walk around and talk to the farmers about their food. They took obvious pride in their offerings and were happy to answer any questions.
What we purchased:
- 3 whole wheat ciabatta loaves
- 1 baguette
- jar peach ginger jam
- jar raw honey
- 1/2 dozen eggs
- quart sheep’s milk yogurt
- lamb and white bean chili
- 1/2 chicken
- 1 lb. beef meatballs
- 1 lb. lamb sausages
- frizzy headed drunken woman lettuce
- 6 tomatoes
- a grilled cheese sandwich from The Cheese Truck
We spent about $80. I went and bought some additional groceries from the grocery store, and my food budget for the week wasn’t over what I usually spend.
Do you try to avoid processed foods or factory-farmed meat?
Update: How to eat real food in 8 easy steps
#91: 101 things in 1001 days. Go to a farmer’s market.