#LocalBite Mini Challenge – Week Two

#LocalBite Mini Challenge – Week Two

I have to admit, I almost didn’t make it here today.

Between sheer exhaustion and a full blown stomach flu over the weekend (which is still rumbling today), it’s been a rough few days, but I made it!

And, despite my super busy work day on Saturday, I did in fact remember to purchase a new-to-me item for last week’s Local Bite mini challenge at the Farmers’ Market!

To be honest, I have yet to eat more than a small taste of what I purchased (see above), but I am still excited about it, none-the-less and have begun pinning a few recipes to choose from and am obviously craving some pasta ๐Ÿ˜‰

Now, while oyster mushrooms may not be new to this house, this particular yellow variety is new to us, so I’m counting it!

oyster mushrooms 2

If you’re playing along, what did you purchase as your new-to-you, locally grown item? ย Please share what you purchased and how you ate it in the comments below!

Now, are you ready for this week’s challenge? ย Good!

Sow Some Seeds

Our challenge this week is to sow some seeds!

Torture, right ๐Ÿ˜‰

Whether you live in an apartment or have acres to plant out, this is the week to push a few seeds into soil!

Or, maybe you’re like me and already have a good portion of your planting done but could benefit from some succession sowing?

Now’s the time!

I have a good chunk of the garden that has been left all alone that could really benefit from a final planting of corn and some cucumbers so my plan is to get that done this coming weekend!

You know…after rest, healing, and a full work week…

Oh boy.

Before you go, though, please pop on over and check out a post my friend Tatiana wrote for our first Local Bite Challenge in 2014 that provides some resources for all of us on our journeys into eating a more locally sourced diet.

Hope you have a lovely week ahead, Friends!


Written by Melissa @ Ever Growing Farm


  1. Jessie

    I never made it to a big enough farmers market to purchase a new to me item but we bought lots of strawberries and tomatoes from our local farming friends this week. The tomatoes went on pizza with frozen pesto from last year- mmmmm so good! And tomorrow I’m making the third pile of strawberries we brought home into this: http://www.sprinklebakes.com/2016/06/strawberry-icebox-cheesecake-dessert.html the rest just got eaten up fresh.
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    1. Melissa @ Ever Growing Farm

      Oh how delicious!!!! And hey, every local purchase counts so cheers to you! ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you so much for playing along!

  2. Cheryl

    Well, I didn’t purchase anything this week produce wise for we are on tour in our 1930 model A car. But I did purchase a locally made lemon wine. Never heard of one. It is crisp and refreshing. I might have to make one sometime.

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