Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Greenmarket Challenge: Day 4

Rather than supplementing my Greenmarket purchases with purchases from the supermarket as I usually do, I bough all of my purchases from the Greenmarket this week. I set myself a budget of $110, which is only slightly more than what I normally spend for two weeks of groceries. Keep in mind that this budget will cover my breakfasts, lunches, and dinner for the next 12 days; that's $11 a day, a fair budget considering my average lunch in midtown Manhattan is $8. I have allowed myself some leg room to use ingredients such as grains, sauces, and garlic that I already had on hand, but other than that necessary allowance, my entire diet for the week will consist of local foods. Follow along with me as I document local my meals over the next twelve days of my Greenmarket Challenge.

Day 4
Breakfast: Whole wheat toast with Tonjes Farm Dairy ricotta, Cherry Lane Farm strawberries, and local honey

Lunch: Cherry Lane spinach salad with Grazin' Angus Acres roast chicken, hard-boiled Knoll Crest egg, and sherry vinaigrette

Dinner: Leftover Grazin' Angus Acres beef sliders with leftover Rancho Gordo baked beans

My Greenmarket challenge continues as I eat my way through some leftovers over the next few days.

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