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Market on the Move

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This last weekend I had a chance to go to my first Market on the Move event. This is an event that you can go and get 60 pounds of fresh produce for a donation of $10. I heard about them in a local facebook group, but they have an Event List on their website.

The idea is that they rescue food and redistribute it around the valley. I am a little unsure how the food is rescued and what from, but everything there seemed to be really good. What they have always varies, but this last one had green and orange peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and summer squash. They also had a huge box of oatmeal bars as well.

It took me awhile to research and learn how to freeze and use all of my food, I don’t buy much fresh produce usually. I was able to cut up, blanch, and freeze the peppers. (Learning to make stuffed peppers is on my to-do list now.) I skinned and squashed my tomatoes before freezing them so I can make spaghetti sauce with them later, and I made some zucchini bread. With the scraps I also tried making vegetable stock and used it in chicken and noodles. It tasted really good! It was hard work, but it made a ton and was much cheaper than what I would buy at the store instead. Now I just have to find something to do with the summer squash. I think plenty of baby food is in order.

I have to say, I won’t be cooking that much at one time until summer is over. It warmed up the house a bit more than I enjoy. I hope that the next batch of produce has a bit of fruit in it, because I would love to get more smoothie ingredients stocked up in my freezer! I hope there is a Market on the Move coming up near you! I’ll be going again the second Saturday in April!

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