Farmers Market Fresh
I was recently selected to participate in the Foodbuzz and Frigidaire Farm Fresh Tastemaker Program which advocates eating fresh this summer. That’s easy. I do it all year round. Frigidaire also has the Frigidaire Kids’ Cooking Academy where children are taught the important and values of eating fresh foods.
I was asked to go to my local farmers market and post about my experience.
Here are some of my favorite images from the day
Don’t be afraid of beets. They are amazing. Please try my recipe for Caramelized Ginger & Olive Oil Roasted Beets before you rule out beets. Nature’s candy vegetable, promise.
And I have a recipe for Roasted Peanut Butter Coconut Ginger Carrots that you could make with these gems
Blueberries! Try a Microwave Blueberry Banana Oat Cake
Locally made sprouted hummus. Just make your own though.
My vegan, 1 minute, 4 ingredient hummus recipe is here.
The mango man
Handing out samples of his fresh, locally grown mangoes
Wonder if I could make No Bake White Chocolate & Mango Cookie Dough Bites with those mangoes?
Mr. Hippie drinking coconut water straight from the tap
I love coconut water and use it to make my homemade, vegan, easy, coutertop coconut milk kefir
Rainbow Chard and Eating the Rainbow Recipes
Locally grown California almonds
You can’t beat a container of oranges or limes for a buck. You can’t even buy a pack of gum for a buck anymore.
Red peppers. Make “Spicy Doritos” Cheezy Dip
Juices and fresh horchata (which is the best horchata I have ever had) from the juice ladies.
They have the best fruit salads, too.
Every blogger loves their sweet taters.
Roasted Sweet Potato Fries are calling my name
And the flowers are always so beautiful at the market.
If you’ve missed my previous posts about the farmers market and various locally grown food, there’s:
Farmers Market Trip on my Birthday (tons of pictures)
1. Do you have a farmers market? Have you been recently? What fresh goodies did you buy and do you get as excited by seeing all the fresh fruits, veggies, plants and locally grown or locally made foods as I do?
I have also discussed how farmers markets are not necessarily cheaper than shopping in the grocery store, and often times are more expensive , but there are other benefits and advantages to them and to supporting them.
I just love the farmers market and get so excited seeing fresh flowers, and fresh, real, locally grown food. It just gives me a sense of joy to see all those plants and the bounty of nature in full abundance!
2. What have you cooked lately that’s full of plant-based goodness? Any veggie-heavy dishes or great ways you’ve been using fruit?
Does mixed berry clafoutis count as a way to cook with fruit?
Have a great day!