We picked up 156 lbs of grassfed beef from a local farmer today. We purchased pork from him last year and were really impressed. We've also enjoyed his chickens. There's something so satisfying about seeing the freezer fill up. At the end of the month Colin and the boys will bring fish from Canada and it can join the beef, pork, chickens and blueberries in the freezer. By there will probably be some chopped frozen green peppers, too, because we're getting a bunch all at once.
More zucchini for dinner tonight along with fresh tomatoes an pork side. Last night I made unstuffed green peppers over rice and it was wonderful. I need to write down what I did.
I'm planting some things for fall harvest now: more lettuce and spinach, turnips, beets, leeks, and kale. Next year I want to plant potatoes for fall harvest. Our tomatoes are not producing as well this year as we had hoped, so I probably won't have a lot to freeze. It looks like the biggest bunch of them will ripen next week while I'm gone.
One of the best things about the garden and buying our food in bulk and really stocking up when things like pasta, rice, bread, and beans are on sale is that our grocery expenditures are down. What a bonus when we're eating healthier, better tasting food!