• Buy staples like carrots, onions or potatoes to start, and then try one new vegetable each time you shop for food.
• Talk to the farmers about how they prepare various veggies.
• Use your local foodies — Seacoast Eat Local volunteers are available at every Winter Farmers’ Market to help you shop and hand out recipes!
• Invest in a couple of good cookbooks:
- How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman (a vegetarian edition is also available)
- Eating Well in Season — The Farmers’ Market Cookbook by Jessie Price
- Almost Meatless by Joy Manning and Tara Mataraza Desmond
- Greens Glorious Greens by Johnna Albi
• Utilize the internet:
Thanks go to Erin Allgood for allowing us to reprint her handout from this month’s workshop, “Shopping & Cooking from the Winter Farmers’ Market“. You can visit Erin at her blog, Allgood Eats. For more information about our Winter Farmers’ Markets as well as others in the Seacoast, please visit www.seacoasteatlocal.com. If interested, we also have a resource page for cooking classes.
Up next: Feeding Your Family of 4 for 7 Days and $70!