This week has been a little busier than I planned..
I participated in the Local Harvest Challenge this week and also am fortunate enough to be featured as a guest by Bizzy Lizzy’s Good Things. I shared a walk around my garden and one of my favorite recipes – End of Summer Chutney.
Visit Bizzy Lizzy’s for the recipe. If you are not keen on making preserves, take the time to drop by anyway as Liz’s site is a really lovely one to visit. Liz is based in Canberra. She does fabulous book reviews and provides wonderful accounts of her local producers and farmers, and news on local produce based events. She also creates glorious mouthwatering recipes – always with a focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients. You can also find her on Facebook.
To sumarise my Local Harvest Challenge – At the beginning of the week I set out to:
- Discover a new local market I have not previously attended
I attended the Golden Plains Farmers Market for the first time on Saturday and loved it! You can probably count on some apple recipes coming up soon. I have now found a market, or farm gate that I can attend each weekend of the month. I am set!
- Meet some new local producers and/or suppliers of local produce
I found a number of new suppliers of local produce. You can read about these and my regular favorites here
- Visit and meet some local businesses promoting local produce
I made contact via email, and twitter with a number of new businesses and discovered some great new blogs that promote local produce. The businesses I wrote about here all promote and support local produce. You may like to check out Our Food Roots to read a family’s ongoing challenge to eat local food on an average income all year.
- Attend a local food swap
Unfortunately, I failed to complete this activity. It is at the top of my list to do soon. My two closest swaps are scheduled in the coming two weeks. I look forward to meeting some other local backyard gardeners there soon.
- Learn to make something new from scratch
I made my first batches of butter. You can find my recipe for Chilli, Lemon, and Wild Mushroom Salted Butter by clicking on the link
- Continue to eat food from our garden and from local producers as normal
We certainly did this and you can find a new recipe from my garden that we enjoyed this week here.
I hope that you had a great week.
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