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local foods

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Yesterday we made our second visit to Real Food Connections in Fredericton. Real Food Connections sells locally grown and produced food. On their wall is a huge map of New Brunswick and surroundings, showing all the growers and producers who supply foods to the store.




On our first trip we bought the most flavourful carrots! We also bought a beautiful head of garlic, alfalfa seeds for my sprouter, Gouda cheese, big red onions and a bottle of canola oil.




This week we signed up online for Real Food Connections’ $25 produce box.  In our box we had potatoes, white onions, carrots, sweet potatoes, garlic, a squash, a head of garlic, a beautiful leek, a bag of cranberries, a bag of apples and frozen cauliflower. I can hardly wait to plan this week’s meals around our items.


Last night, for supper, we had a first-class Leek and Potato Soup.  I used leeks, onions, garlic and potatoes from our box and added chicken stock, spices and 2% milk. It was quick to prepare and delicious!


If you are lucky enough to have a store specializing in local foods, try it out!  Buying food this way supports local producers and takes a step towards food security. I try to buy local products whenever possible by shopping at farmers’ markets and local food stands, and by choosing carefully at the grocery store. I am so happy to be able to go into Real Food Connections and see what a full range of foods are available to us!


Do you have a store where you can buy local products in season?




Copyright 2016 Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

January 22, 2016 at 7:50 am

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  1. mmm. . . the leek and potato soup sounds like it would be wonderful on these cold winter days.

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    January 23, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    • Hi. There are lots of recipes on line. I more or less made mine up. I wonder if there is a vintage recipe for leek and potato soup. Jane


      jane tims

      January 24, 2016 at 9:11 am

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