Local Chow: Week 2

If you tuned in last week, you’ll know that Fred Rickton (my new name for husband) and I have begun purchasing a local food box on a weekly basis from Real Food Connections, here in our hometown of Fredericton.

Tonight we went to pick up our second box, and I don’t know how it’s possible, but we might be even more impressed with this box than with our first.

This week our box held the following gorgeous local products:

~ a dozen antibiotic-free eggs courtesy of Hilltop Pork
~ a loaf of homemade multigrain bread baked by Soleil Bakery
~ a large bag of mixed greens from Villeneuve Family Farms
~ very fresh new radishes
~ 4 sundried tomato basil sausages also from Hilltop Pork
~ 4 beef patties
~ chicken thighs
~ 2 great looking ribeye steaks
~ 2 salmon filets
~ a chunk of mustard pepper gouda
~ rhubarb
~ at least 1 lb of fiddleheads
~ a head of pak choi
~ potatoes

I can hardly wait to dream up dinners this week.

A big thanks to the great staff at RFC – they’re informative, friendly, completely flexible, and patient. It makes it an absolute pleasure to shop there. For the first time in a long time, Fred wants to come shopping with me – that’s a VERY good sign that you’re doing something right.

If you’re not already buying local, start. It healthy for the local economy, the planet, you and your family, and your pocket book.

Next week, I’m hoping to pick up some NB duck fat for cooking. The excitement’s a bit too much to bear!

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