Rather than writing about our weekend in Berks County, Pennsylvania, a mere hour and a half from Philadelphia, I thought I would rely on a pictorial to tell the story. I experimented a ton with my new camera and realized I have A LOT to learn about photography. You will notice that I haven’t yet developed the photographer’s gregarious personality – straying far from subjects and opting for the outdoor landscape instead. I assume that quality will come with time. Enjoy!
I used the EatWellGuide and Buy Fresh Buy Local web site to plan our traipse. We ventured to two Farmer’s Markets – Fairgrounds in Reading and Renningers in Kutztown – to pick up the bulk of our provisions for our weekend meals. The purveyors included:
- J&T Seafood – crab cakes, lobster bisque
- Reading Spice Company – Jim Beam hot sauce
- Paul L Keagy & Son – apples, onions, asparagus, red potatoes
- Jim Neidermeyer – chicken wings
- Dietrichs – sirloin steak (for J)
- Way-Har Farms – ice cream!
Sustainable Table’s “Questions to Ask When Shopping” is an excellent resources for consumers looking to be a bit more thoughtful in their food purchases. It helped us ask the right questions to ensure we understood where our food came from and how it was produced.