Independence Days Challenge- Week 3
Nothing new planted, but I did transfer to tomato seedlings into larger pots. They seem to be doing very well
Picked and infused wild violets for whipped cream
Made another batch of violet jelly.
Made dandelion syrup
No new plastic in the house this week.
Started up a new compost pile.
Preparation and Storage:
This was not a shopping week for me so nothing new to the pantry or storage area.
Build Community Food Systems:
Research our state laws for food pantry accepting fresh garden produce and home canned goods. Gave this info to the woman in charge of our local food pantry. Still refusing to accept these items even though state law does allow it. She wants microwave ready donations. She tells me many coming into the food pantry have no way to cook these foods or don’t know how to cook them.
I suggested she/we put together a flyer with simple directions for preparing, cooking garden veggies. Along with a few simple recipes….She didn’t like the idea.
Eat the Food:
We are still eating mostly from last year’s preserves and cleaning out the freezer.