I spent the majority of my weekend stuffing my face and I'm not ashamed to say it. Fresh fruits and vegetables are the key to my heart. (Sweets usually work as well.) Luckily, the farmers' market was in full swing after J.M.and I worked our butts off at the gym.
I really wanted to try one of the delectable fresh pastries, BUT I stayed strong and opted for fresh romaine, organic eggs, and homegrown apples.
Talk about voting at the register!
I love to chat with the vendors at farmers' markets. They are sweet and kind. I couldn't decide which apples to buy, so the man gave me a taste test.
DING DING DING! Winner winner, apple dinner?
I'll take the Yellow Delicious please!
As we meandered through the market, we stopped briefly (precisely long enough to take this photo) to enjoy the music.
I totally should have had a harpist at my wedding.
Believe it or not, the apple didn't fill me up. So, we stopped to dine on the patio in the valley. The weather was absolutely perfecto. The company wasn't so bad either.
Two eggs, toast, home fries, and 3 pieces of bacon later..... we were stuffed (not a small task)!
Guys, I'm going to be honest here. I love the idea of eating organic and local as much as I possibly can. It's best for the local economy, but more importantly, it's best for your health. With that being said, I simply cannot afford to do it on a full time basis. That doesn't mean we can't support our local farmers. There are plenty of distributors in our area that provide deliciously fresh, local, and affordable produce, especially during the summer months. Start by simply shopping for your veggies only and move forward from there!
Take a look at some of the websites below for more information: