With the price of food steadily going up, it really makes me wonder if I am doing enough to protect my family. We will all be paying more for lower quality food and suffering for it in the long run.
I drove 20 miles to go to a farmer's market on Saturday and was disappointed in the offerings. Just about all there was to chose from was salad greens and garlic. I already have green beans and the green peas are done for the season. I did break down and plant a few pepper plants and some tomatoes but it will be a long while before those are ready to pick.
There just isn't anything available in the quantities I want. I am looking to buy by the bushel not by the piece and that just isn't happening around here. I am hopeful that in the next couple of weeks there will be more roadside stands and farmer's markets pop up. I really don't think that I can afford to rely on the grocery stores for our food by winter.
One on my friends and I will be buying a pig and splitting it this fall, but it is a long time until October. Hopefully, we can find someone who is growing enough different vegetables to sell and they will sell them at a decent price.