Summer Love and Local Beef

Summer is slowing ending, you can feel it in the air. It may only be mid-August but there is a noticeable chill in the air somedays. It stinks! Chris and I are forever summer gals – it’s our favorite season and always will be. We will just buy a million fresh peaches and tomoatoes to make up for the sadness we will feel in our hearts when the trees are bare and the rain starts falling.

Okay that got dark fast so let’s stay present and talk about the bountiful produce that lines markets these days. I mentioned peaches above – they’re perfect right now! You can probably find some strawberries and blueberries right now too! Great for pies or crumbles or making your own jam. It’s getting a bit late but flowers were big at the markets here about a month ago. So much more beautiful than what you see in store. They have more character to them too me thinks.

We’re also allll about tomatoes right now. We’re thinking of canning a bunch of sauce in September – we will let you know how that goes and post the recipe!

Our last summer market recommendation is to try some local meat like ground beef or bacon. It’s definitely more pricey than the grocery store but the quality and taste isn’t even comparable. The animals that are slaughtered for grocery stores have endured terrible conditions and diets and we’re convinced that has a huge negative effect on the meat and our well being when ingested. Just say no and try local meat. Try something small like the beef or bacon and we promise you won’t be disappointed. We like Greendale Meats from Chilliwack – if you’re local check out their website for more information or google local meat in your own city!

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