Saturday, August 29, 2009

Locavore 100-Mile Challenge - Prepare To Meet Thy Gloom

"Are you doing the 100-mile challenge?" asked the woman manning the Olsen Farms booth at the Spokane Farmers Market this morning. I had asked her where Olsen Farms was. It looks like the word is out.

Between the Farmers Market, Fresh Abundance, and a few places up on Greenbluff, I managed to get plenty of qualifying foods. The milk will be interesting. The label says to "Shake well". The apple cider replaces my morning tea. Apples and peaches for daytime snacks. Lunch shouldn't be a problem since I always make extra for dinner so I have lunch the following day.

The only thing I'm missing is fresh chicken and eggs. I couldn't find any today. And if I can't locate any I'll pick up more beef or maybe try some goat. Veggies won't be a problem, especially with the massive amounts of zucchini, yellow squash and tomatoes in the garden. The carrots are coming in, too.

My main concern is seasoning. I'm not that up on all the herbs. But it's only five days so I'll survive. I'm betting the kids grab for the salt and pepper shakers. Not that I'll blame them.

Guess which daughter thought adding a Butterfinger to the mix would be pretty funny.


Geneva said...

Craigslist has a bunch of egg vendors. There is a chicken place within 100 miles. But, I forgot the name of it. I will let you know.

Dried basil and cilantro work well for herbs.

Hank Greer said...

Craigslist. Didn't even think of that.

Thank you.

Pat S said...

>>I'm betting the kids grab for the salt and pepper shakers.<<

So is the whole family in on the challenge?

Hank Greer said...

The kids are joining me for the dinner meals only. Otherwise they have an out in case they don't like what I prepare.

But I am getting them thinking about where their food comes from. "Why are we eating apples that come from Chile when Washington grows so many?"

Pat S said...

That is so cool that you have them involved.