It’s hard to believe it’s been 4 weeks! Only one more trip next weekend and then the Farmer’s Market Challenge will be complete. This weekend was a little bit different because I had to be back in Baltimore Saturday evening to attend a friend’s party. Since I was going to be waking up in Baltimore on Sunday morning, there were TWO farmer’s market trips! We went to the Frederick Farmer’s Market on Saturday AM and then I went to the Baltimore Farmer’s Market early this morning.
Though the end is in sight, we both want to continue to maintain the changes in our life that the challenge has inspired us to make. We want to continue to eat clean diets, lower in carbohydrates and sugar and we want to continue to support our local farmers and local business’ as much as we possibly can. We are both feeling really good physically and mentally! I am missing avocados and carbs a bit more than my fellow Farmer’s Market Challenger but aside from that, we are both still very happy with our choice to do this. I’ve learned a lot about myself and the types of foods that make me feel best. I’ve also realized that I have a hard time going without bread all together. While Mike has no trouble passing on bread for the week, my breakfast just doesn’t feel complete without at least one slice of toast.
With two farmer’s market trips in mind, our Saturday Haul was a little bit lighter.
Here is what we got:
1 bunch of garlic
3 kinds of kale: dragon, tuscan and curley
1 bunch of spring purple onions
1 head of cauliflower
2 bunches of carrotts
2 large yellow squash
We also went to the butcher and got chicken and pork chops.
Sunday’s market trip was more to see what the difference was between the two markets and to see if there was anything there that we were unable to get in Frederick. We were hoping for a stand that might have some dried goods, like beans and oats but we had no such luck! There are many more food stands to get food to eat while at the market (like a pizza guy, an amazing falafel stand and a bbq stand- Blacksauce,) more booze stands, bakery stands and lots of veggie stands! That being said, the veggies being offered were pretty much the same varieties that are offered in Frederick. I bought two tomatoes, one large zucchini, eggs, bread and a pepper jack cheese. I spent $20 bucks. I also bought a coffee and a muffins from Zeke’s coffee because it’s fun to nosh while walking around browsing the market before deciding on which stands to shop at.
Total cost for the week: 80 bucks! (We didn’t need to buy coffee, milk or wine/beer this week because we had leftovers from last week.)
Here’s a peek at my Baltimore Farmer’s Market stroll:
A few of my favorite Baltimore stands, Boordy wine and Zeke’s coffee. Two of life’s non-negotiable necessities.
I didn’t treat myself to the falafel this time, but I reallyyy wanted to!