Sunday, August 27, 2017

Farmer's Market Share 8/27/17

No OOP to me as I paid for this Market Share in 2016
Two beautiful bunches of swiss chard, 2 bunches of turnips and the bonus turnip greens!

3 beautiful eggplant, 3 white cukes, two green cukes, 3 tomatoes, 2 walla walla onions
 and one frying pepper

a quart of sweet cherry tomatoes

I paid $5 for the above 4 ears of corn, 4 summer squash and one non ripe pumpkin to try.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

August grocery totals

The grocery (food only) budget for our household of two trying to be health conscious adults, one senior citizen who sometimes forgets he has eaten and eats again and a weekly Uncle visit is $500.00

July 26 Stop and Shop $63.35   You can read about that visit HERE   It was a big organic meat trip.

July 27 Big Y $58.84 Another big meat shop (grass fed and organic again!) all meat was deep discounted, and I also used a gold coin to get A huge 32 ounce bag of shredded mozz for $4.99.  4 individual bags of smoked almonds for DH discounted to .49 each, 2 petite filets, large top round steak, two pounds of  90% ground beef and three pounds of shrimp!

July 29 Target Gallon of Milk, 4 Starbucks iced coffee black, 2 Chameleon 32 ounce concentrated iced coffee.  $22.00 after shopping card app and using Target card.  I always go to the courtesy desk on my way out to pay off the bill. 

July 30 Farmers Market $16.00

July 30 Ct Fresh Food and Produce Market $40.81 bunch of celery, two Marie's dressings, head of iceburg, pound of mushrooms, Huge piece of provolone, pound of Feta, 3 lbs of 85% ground beef on clearance for $4.40, .88 lbs of red peppers and .54 lbs of yellow peppers.

August 1 BJ's Wholesale $57. 59 6 pack of canned black olives, 6 pack green olives, large twin pack land o lakes spreadable olive oil/butter, 2 pounds of tomatoes, 5 dozen eggs, iceburg lettuce and an 8.34 pound pork loin.  This was divided into 4 portions and 3 were frozen.

August 6 Farmers Market $19.50

August 6 Ct Fresh Food and Produce Market $19.19 a pound of each locally produced (Liuzzi) Romano and Parmesan.  10 ounces of mushrooms, .47 lb of Red peppers and a bottle of Marie's Ranch dressing.
August 13th Farmers Market $1
August 18th $8.59 Big Y for 6 lbs of cabbage, 4 lbs of peppers and lots of bananas for Gpa P
$287.68!!!!!!    That's it.  WAY under budget.  Perhaps I should have crazy work events more often?  Forces me to use what we have.  

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Making Music/Farmers Market 8/13 and Freebies

I won't be posting or commenting past today as it is ROCK N BOWS WEEK.   Most years we do a private lesson shutdown for a week in August.    The other educators all scatter to points unknown and I host an intensive week of rock music.    This is the biggest year for attendance, but the lightest year for sound systems, guitarists or outside "people in the business".     Yet, it is just as fun!

I do have a guest drummer working with us.    Violin kids are thrilled to have that instrument booming the beat.     We have two pianists, one sax player, one baritone, one Viola, one cello and 20 violins!    Ages range from 8 - 55!

Things went very smooth on Day 1.     I did need to take a nap when I got home.  

Today was just as motivating for the musicians and exhausting for me!  I again needed a nap after Day 2.

 The group has now gotten through 7 songs (Viva La Vida, All about the Bass, Uptown Funk, Happy, I'm on the Edge, Rock N Roll all Nite and Jurassic Park)  Some are high school level arrangements!  Very proud of these kids.  Not only do they work on their own playing, but thinking as part of a group, as well as me throwing some theory and improv in along the way.

Farmers Market on Sunday

No pics, but I got 3 lbs of tomatoes, pound of baby lettuces, okra, 2 lbs of cukes (white ones are very good), a pound of mini squash and a dozen eggs all from my market share.     I spent $6 on a huge bouquet of flowers that I split into two vases.    $1 on two ears of corn that Gpa P ate within an hour of getting home.  

Freebies!  A students dad had posted on FB they were drowning in yellow summer squash.     I replied that I am sure their music teacher would like some.    6 pounds they brought me!   So generous and so appreciated.  

I also picked these from my own backyard.  Except for the labor, I count them as FREE too!

I'll be back on Sunday!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Farmers Market

Can I say again how much I love my Market Share from Four Root Farm?  I LOVE MY MARKET SHARE FROM FOUR ROOT FARM!

All produce shown was from my share
Cucumbers, the white one's are especially sweet
Uncle requested one head of garlic

various squash

onions and spring mix

Heirloom tomatoes, swiss chard and eggplant

baby eggplant

$19.50 was spent on a HUGE loaf of whole wheat bread that I cut into thirds and froze.
A 16 ounce container of sausage and corn chowder that I know my DM likes
1.5 lbs of chicken Italian sausage made by