Thursday, March 17, 2016

One week of locavore living

Well, a week in - how has eating local been for you? Kim stopped at our not so local roadside stall on Tuesday and yay, we have avocados again! Every week we go to Biggenden and we often come back home through Gin Gin.  This is a small town on the Bruce highway near Bundaberg and so is Part of a large veggie growing region.  It has seasonal produce and has been pretty sparse of late. Last year we were eating avos with everything so I'm looking forward to it. At 6 for $5 it's pretty good value.  He did however forget to stop at the other stall that sells really good corn.

Do you stop at roadside stalls? It's good when you have regular ones because you get to know what's good and what's not. Sometimes you even get to meet the farmer, which is always a bonus.

Traveling is a great way to see what food is growing elsewhere and you can start to work out what should be in season. Seasonal food is healthier than food that has been stored - tastier too. I'm off to the markets this weekend and to do my fortnightly fruit and veg shop. Just in time too, as the fridge is getting a bit bare. The other good thing about eating local and in season is the keeping time. Food lasts longer when you get it fresh.

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