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Grocery Shopping: West County Style

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Today I went shopping. West county style. Hit Breezy Willow Farm Store, open from 10-2 on Saturday. They were doing a brisk business. No milk there, but BBQ pork to make sandwiches for the Ravens game.

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The pork BBQ will be served at halftime. That pumpkin hummus from yesterday and also some of my baked veggie chips will be the snacks. Just think, a locavore football party. But, pulled pork needs cole slaw and buns. Royal Farms to the rescue. What can I say? Drive all the way to Clarksville to save a few cents or pick it up at Royal Farms. I did Royal Farms, and also got Cloverland Farms milk for cereal.

As for the rest of my shopping, I bought onions, apples, broccoli and honey graham ice cream (to celebrate or commiserate). The broccoli looked wonderful today.

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I also got a dozen eggs. Love that green one among all the brown ones.

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Made egg salad today when I got home to use up my “old” eggs. They still won’t float, which means it is a bit harder to peel the eggs. Old eggs are best for egg salad, but with farm fresh eggs you have to leave them sit around a while. These are two weeks old and still don’t have the void inside that makes peeling easier.

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While at Breezy Willow, I observed. I was the “old lady” there. Families with little ones. Young shoppers. It seems farm to table is really happening, and not just a slogan. It is good to see people buying locally, and choosing real food for their tables.

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About AnnieRie

Retired, I am following my dream of living in quiet west Howard County, a rural oasis, not far from the urban chaos, but just far enough. I love to cook, bake, garden, and travel. I volunteer at Howard County Conservancy. I lead nature hikes, manage programs and show children all the wonders of nature, and the agricultural connection to their food.

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  2. Beautiful broccoli! Beautiful eggs. I laughed when you mentioned the fresh eggs and how hard they are to peel. A small price to pay I guess. I have some sitting in the refrigerator and will hard boil them tonight…. hoping I waited long enough! I love the beautiful freckles (what I call them) on the brown eggs too!

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