Sunday, January 31, 2010

Farmer's Markets and Turkeys

It's been a relaxing and fun weekend here in my little planet.  After further brainwashing my loving husband about the virtues of real food, we decided to take advantage of our year round farmer's market.  It was a beautiful day and it was a really fun time.  I talked to a guy who told me about the virtues of local honey and bee pollen and it was really interesting.  I came home with a steal on fresh, local, organic products:

  • Brown rice, wheatberries, carrots, bok choy, cilantro, kale, beets- all for $10
I know a lot of people can't afford to eat all organic all the time, but it can be affordable, especially by checking out farmer's markets and local ads.  If anything, it's worth checking out your options and then deciding what's available and what you can substitute or change to make it work.  End PSA.
Besides my shopping, I also conquered the kabocha squash:
I ate all of it with brussels sprouts and my new hummus.  It kept me full for 5 hour yesterday- unheard of.  There was also some vegan baking:
Some non-vegan baking:

Some snack plates:

Some almond butter vs. Bee's Knees PB battles:
(It was a tie)
After all the foods yesterday and today, it was time for a walk.  We went to the reservoir by our house.  Look at the view:
It was really sunny and nice.  Hubby thought this was funny. I thought my workout hair was funny.
We also saw wild turkeys just chillin in the road:
We are off to the gym for a workout and then it's bed time.  I hope ya'll had a great weekend and are ready to take on a new week!  Next up will be a little recap on my recent ethnic market shopping.
Peace out beauties!


Health and Happiness said...

You are so lucky to have a farmer's market near your house year round! I would LOVE that! All your fresh veg look amazing!

Anonymous said...

haha that is hilarious about the random turkeys- that market sounds so nice!


chrystad72 said...

Looks awesome! I absolutely love shopping at Farmers markets. you can always find the greatest stuff there. The turkeys would have made me laugh. Have a great weekend!

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

You're so lucky to have a Farmer's market year round. Ours only runs for about 5 months!

Simply Life said...

YUM! Those baked desserts look delicious! Oh and yes, I am part Serbian!

Gabriela said...

I feel like the only person on the planet who hasn't tried kobucha yet! I love the AB vs Bees Knees battle :)

Mo Diva said...

I love Farmers Markets! best customer service ever!

Anne Marie said...

I love farmer's markets!

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

Love farmers markets :). I tend to shy away from them in the cold weather but I think it's worth the trip for super fresh produce!

Léo @ cupcakes in Paris said...

Your snack plates look really awesome!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said...

All that organic produce for such a good price!!! I love farmer's markets so much!

Mom on the Run said...

I cannot wait for the Farmer's market to re-open. I started to late last summer finding them and did not reap the benefits.

Great post and deals!!! I am so jealous!!