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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.  https://www.realfoodconnections.ca/

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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

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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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    Sheryl

    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

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      jane tims

      January 24, 2016 at 9:11 am


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