If you follow What’s For Lunch on Facebook, she’s read my mind with a post that I’ve been wanting to write up over here too! Most days, I like living in the PNW. However, come March and April, I start getting really ancy for spring…not just for the warmer weather, but for the opportunity for fresher and more local produce. My favorite months are late summer when the berries and apples and pears are so fresh. Pitted fruit is hit or miss in terms of how local it is, but atleast comes from the same coast (and sometimes closer), rather than traveling multiple continents. We live not far from a valley where we can find quite a bit of local produce, and it’s such a treat. One of the things I’ve enjoyed most when searching the ‘net for lunch ideas, is seeing what sorts of food people find locally.
Our family year-round local favorites are apples, yogurt and chicken. Come summer, my kids live on fresh berries (strawberry, blueberries, huckleberries and blackberries are our favorites), corn on the cob, pears, nectarines, peaches and plums.
What do you find in your neck of the woods?
The Contents – Leftover cheese tortellini, apples, grapes, strawberries and popcorn
The Details – Last night’s dinner and snack leftovers showed up in today’s lunchboxes, which made the kids quite happy. There are actually quite a few tortellini stuffed into that little compartment!
The Verdict – Lunchboxes licked clean! And my son, who hates strawberries at his berries. I wonder if spearing berries with cute animals did the trick? Just kidding, for those of you who know him.
ETA – Linked up!