I got started Tuesday on my extremely local foods diet, feeling a bit anxious about it. I had been at the Saanich Fair all weekend and wasn’t feeling at all organised to pack a lunch to take to work with me. I ended up stopping at Deep Cove Market and picking up a couple of Silver Rill corn on the cob which were delicious. Most mornings I have eggs for breakfast, so that’s super easy. No change needed there. I had Lemon Balm tea. For dinner I had a lovely patty pan squash that I had picked up at the Glamorgan farm stand and some turkey sausages from Kildonan Farm. Delicious!
I was feeling tired and headachy all day, but that may have more to do with 3 days at Saanich Fair than any change in diet, but perhaps a little to do with lack of caffeine. I usually have green tea at breakfast. Only occasionally do I drink black tea, and rarely coffee as it just doesn’t suit me.
I also picked up some red lentils from Saanichton Farm. They will make great soups.
I’m going camping this weekend on Salt Spring Island. For the meals in the campsite, I will be bringing food from home. But Saturday I plan to visit the farmer’s market and will get lunch there. That way I will be eating local to where I am located. I love the market over there – such an abundance of beautiful foods. I’ll stop at other farm stands and see what other treasures I can find.
Now that I am a couple of days into this plan of mine, I am feeling more organised and realise that I just need to have done more planning ahead for lunches at work next week. This might be a bit challenging after camping for the weekend. Left over soups would be great. I could do corn on the cob again as well.