What a week! …and it’s already half way over! Ray and I have enjoyed many different Dubuque County area food and drink the past four days, with three more days to go! Check out our meals below: Saturday Brittany’s Breakfast- blueberry muffin, Barb’s Garden & Pantry, Eldridge, IA Brittany’s Dinner-pizza Local Items: tomatoes from Alan … Continue reading Eat Dubuque County! Early Week Update
Before the week begins, I needed to make a grocery list for our family to ensure we have balanced meals with our local challenge. I separated the list into five different categories, the same categories I had used for the budget. I also factored in our current grocery staple items and the seasonality of certain … Continue reading Eat Dubuque County! Master Grocery List
So…What is this going to cost me? This is one of the concerns I had when we first started talking about our Eat Dubuque County! challenge. While I try to support our local farmers as much as I can, taking the plunge and doing a whole week of only local buying is somewhat intimidating budget-wise. … Continue reading Take a Penny, Leave a Penny: Eating Local on a Budget
So you have produce from the market….now what? Let’s get it ready to eat! It may seem like a chore, but taking time to prepare your produce right when you get home from market is a great way to make sure that you get the most out of your purchases. Before putting anything away, vow … Continue reading Preparing Produce
We will be kicking off the “Eat Dubuque County!” challenge at the Dubuque Farmers Market on Sept 16. While I enjoy going to the farmers market, I know next week I will have to be focused to get the items our family will need for the week. If budget is important to you, advance research … Continue reading Shopping the Market
“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.” –Laura Ingalls Wilder How true this is… and it seems nothing tastes as good as when you’ve grown it yourself. While fall is not an ideal time to start a garden, it certainly is a good time to plan for one. Fall can … Continue reading Home Gardening for Local Foods
“Eat Dubuque County!” September is Local Foods Month! To celebrate, Dubuque County Food Systems Program Coordinators Ray Kruse and Brittany Demezier will be taking a week to “Eat Dubuque County!” We will be kicking off the week at the Dubuque Farmers Market on September 16 and will spend the week eating exclusively locally produced foods … Continue reading Eat Dubuque County!