While the markets last I am going to start making something from each vendor, just to spotlight what they do and who they are. So I start with Good Food Good People . One of the larger vendors at the Grandin Farmers market. Who they are in their own words
Founded in 1996, Good Food – Good People (GFGP) provides locally grown and produced food to retail and wholesale buyers in Southwest Virginia. GFGP represents over 50 producers of fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, pasture-raised frozen meats, free-range eggs, farm cheeses, breads and baked delicacies, value-added foods and lots more.
They also have a CSA, are very active at all the markets in the area, They are clear and transparent about where the food was grown, how it is grown, low spray, no spray, Non-GMO, grass-fed. It makes choices easier. It also gives customers a chance to taste the difference for themselves.
For me GFGP is more like the grocery store, where I can get meat, cheese, produce, honey, jams, pasta. I like the variety. They also allow pre orders for bulk produce. If I want to order a half bushel of pickling cucumbers, they will have a box ready for pick up at several locations. It is a service that I truly appreciate.
To kickoff this recipe thing I start with chili. My recipes are loose, and measurements are optional.
Good Food Good Chili
As you can see I bought a pound of ground beef, three onions, and a few peppers.
Then with a little butter sauteed the chopped veggies
I added canned tomatoes from the garden and tossed in some of my jalapeno peppers. I browned up with beef, added garlic, salt and chili powder. I cooked on low for a couple hours. You could let it cook down in the crock pot too. Not sure why, but we have gotten away from beans in the chili, but you can add whatever you want.
I like to make enough for a couple meals. Madigan and I do a Cincinnati style chili, over pasta with cheese. Boomer just wants a spoon and some Tabasco. And with all chili, it’s better the second day, so I park it in the fridge over night, then reheat the next day.