Green market blog
Location: forest park farmstand
Every weekend there’s a farmstand near my area in forest park that I decided to visit last weekend. Looking through all the stands, the reason for green markets existing is to help promote farmers and their business by giving them an opportunity to sell their fruits and veg. this can be an advantage for locals because they now have access to fresh fruits and veg. Some farmstands offer EBT and WIC as a form of payment, which give lower income locals access to these fruits and vegetables.
At this specific location, I saw a lot of radishes, squash, many other root vegetables as for fruits I saw apples, pears, lemons, and grapes. These are all fruit and vegetables that are currently in season. I am very used to noticing which vegetables and fruits were in seasons since I see the produce in the kitchen that I work in change seasonally, I was not surprised to see similar vegetables being sold. Lastly to be honest I don’t do a lot of shopping at the grocery store, so I did not get a chance to compare prices but the prices to me looked almost the same, except the produce looked fresher.
My ingredient for my presentation is butternut squash.
- Squash can be used for a variety of recipes such as, sides, puree, deserts, since there’s are many types of squash.
- You may choose it over let’s say sweet potatoes or other root vegetables because squash has more of a sweet nutty flavor.
- Butternut squash comes from south America.