I love Thursdays. Here in Central New York, there is a wonderful organization called CNY Bounty. This is a farmers market that delivers to your door! And Thursday is the day my order gets delivered! I heard about them from Evan’s Creamery in Norwich, NY. Evan’s Creamery was one of my very first introductions to local organic eating. They sell pasteurized non-homogenized milk and other diary products. When I first found out about them I would look for any opportunity to drive to Norwich (about a 40 min drive and I do no other business there). Occasionally I would say we just needed to go to get milk. Thus the milk we bought from Evan’s endearingly became known by our family as “40 min milk.” With the CNY Bounty, the milk gets delivered to my door!
This week I bought 3 gallons of milk and a quart of plain yogurt from Evan’s creamery, a bag of Crispin apples from Split Rail Apple Farm, 2 lbs of cornmeal from Gianforte Farm, 1 quart of 1/2 & 1/2 from Queensboro Dairy, Broccoli sprouts from Mizrahi Manor Farm, A bulb of Elephant Garlic from Gardner’s Gladiolus, Angel hair pasta from The Pasta Shop and 2 Bags of Salad Bouquet form Finger lakes Fresh (not shown).
My total bill for this was $47.26. This is about half of my grocery budget for next week. And I should be fine to fit in my $100.00 budget. I will still need to get: jell-o, pearl Barley, Oatmeal, V8, pine nuts (or almonds) chicken breasts, and some canned Tomato soup and maybe peanut butter.
Other items on the menu that will be form the Bounty:
Tuesday-Potatoes, and the wheat flour used to make the hamburger buns.
Wednesday- the corn meal from this week will be used to make corn bread
Thursday, Friday and Sat- Again, the wheat in the bread.
I will also be making up a big batch of chicken stock to freeze this weekend using chicken necks from the Bounty that have been waiting in my freezer.
Love the Bounty!