The first thing we did when Val arrived from Boston was go to Costco to buy food to fill our fridge. We've never been good at buying bulk, but we were like kids in a candy store (see photo). We stocked up on the freshest meats, fruits, vegetables and cheeses we could find at a warehouse store, and we didn't do so bad--we made sure nearly everything we bought was local, organic/free-range/wild, and made in the USA (quite a challenge--we dare you to try it!), and Costco was pretty good about having several local products to choose from. For example, we chose a trio of salsas from Cervantes restaurant over the icky Pace stuff, which we would never eat anyway (can you say salsa snobs?). Cervantes is just around the corner from Val's folks' house. You can't get more local than that!
Gotta go--Val's brother Eric is visiting and it's time to BBQ and eat some of that yummy food!