After washing up all the foods we purchased, I decided to play with the presentation a little (yes, I know, I have issues...).
Here is the bounty from the Farmer's Market - total cost was $34
Now, the downside of today's trip...
We are still very new to organic foods, and I am still learning quite a bit. Unfortunately that means I have to learn through trial and error at times.
I learned some lessons today.
Just because it is at the local farmer's market, does not mean it is local OR organically grown. You (I) have to ask! It makes me feel kind like a pain in the butt customer, but from now on I will be asking where the food comes from and how it is grown. There are two farms at the market I typically buy from because they say they use organic practices... BUT that does not mean that all the produce they sell is from their farm! They want to have variety for their customers and so they will bring in produce from other places sometimes.
UGH, that make it harder to know what you are buying, and VERY frustrating!
I came home today with plums, one had a sticker on it... from california. AND the number started with a 4. A sign that it is a conventionally grown plum. Well... I could have run up to the local grocery store and bought it there on sale if that is what I was looking to buy today!
- If the number on the fruit begins with a 3, or 4, then the item is Non-Organic/ conventionally grown.
- If the number on the fruit begins with 8, then the item is Genetically Modified.
- If the number on the fruit begins with a 9, then the item is Organic!