I stopped by the Stata farmer's market at 11 am today to pick up my weekly groceries. If you want to get produce at MIT, the market is open from 10 am - 4 pm on Tuesdays in the Gates lobby of the Stata Center. If you want to get other groceries around MIT, check out this guide on grocery stores.
Stata Weekly Groceries
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2 bags of spinach,$6.00
6 plum tomatoes,$2.00
1 English cucumber,$1.50
2 broccoli crowns,$2.00
2 sweet potatoes,$1.50
Groceries listed in the same order as they were in my backpack. In general, keep sturdy produce on the bottom and fragile produce on the top.
- Separate plastic bag: bananas, 1 bag of spinach
- Top of backpack: plum tomatoes, 1 bag of spinach
- Middle of backpack: cucumber, broccoli, eggplant, squash
- Bottom of backpack: sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, potatoes, turnip
Here's what I'm going to do with all of the produce.
- Banana: Eat plain. Make muffins or pancakes if they get too brown.
- Spinach: Dump into pan and cook.
- Tomatoes: Make half into a tomato cucumber salad. Make half into ratatouille.
- Cucumber: Make tomato cucumber salad.
- Broccoli: Roast.
- Eggplant: Make into ratatouille.
- Squash: Make into ratatouille.
- Cantaloupe: Eat plain.
- Potatoes: Roast.
- Turnip: Roast.
I hope this helps you plan out what produce to get. I'll be posting a guide on how to roast vegetables soon. If you have any specific questions, please leave a comment below or contact me at email@example.com.