This past Sunday, I went to my local farmer’s market to stock up on fruits and veggies for the week. I started snapping pictures when I noticed what a beautiful array of colors there were everywhere. Don’t these pictures just make you crave fruits and veggies? Did you also think that cravings were reserved for the likes of Oreos and fried chicken? Yea, me too. But apparently, healthy is crave-able too! Who knew.
I only recently started going to Farmers’ Markets to stock up on my greens and I’m really glad I have. It feels good to know that your money is staying local and going straight to the framers and growers. Plus, the veggies have much fewer pesticides.
I also love that the vendors at the Farmers’s Market are always willing to help you, point out what’s fresh, give you ideas on a different way of using your veggies and let you try the product if you’re not familiar with it. If fruits and veggies aren’t really your thing, they also sell products like homemade guacamole (SO SO good), seafood, range free meat, orchids, plants, candles, olive oil, etc…!
Most of the veggies we buy is used for juicing. Yes, I juice! (As in I juice vegetables, not do steroids. Just in case.) Juicing was a little bit of a challenge at first, just figuring out what recipes to use. And while the internet helped a bit, in the end it was all about experimentation and trial and error.
I’d love to hear how you get your filling of fruits and vegetables? Maybe I’ll share some of my favorite recipes on another post. For those in the South Florida area who’d like to check it out, my pictures are from Pinecrest Gardens Market open on Sundays. It’s nicer to pursue an outdoor market now that it’s the fall season! (Oh who am I kidding, it’s still 90 degrees out.) Still worth it for the guacamole though!