Summer Health Treasure Chest: FARMER’S MARKETS

You’ve always purchased food from a grocery store, but have you ever looked at the produce label and noticed that it didn’t come from your city? Or province? Or country? Or continent?

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In addition to reducing the supply chain being infinitely better for the environment, there’s something really nice about supporting local vendors and actually speaking with the people who nurture and harvest the food which you’re putting into your body. You can also ask about production methods such as pesticides- honest information often impossible to attain from a grocery store!

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You can search for local farmer’s markets online! And the options aren’t limited to produce! You can also find fresh baking, and little treats, like these macrons and cold brew coffee!

Next time you go to the market, go in with the mission of finding ingredients for an entire summer meal!

 

For example, zucchini, pea shoots, basil, chicken breast, fresh parmesan, and homemade olive oil may all be found at a market to create a beautiful plate of summery Paleo pasta!

Great low pesticide veggies
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Zucchini And other Summer Squashes
  • Corn
  • Lettuce
  • Beans
  • Onions
  • Eggplants

The following tend to have been sprayed by pesticides- you can always ask the vendor!

  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Spinach and other leafy greens
  • Sweet peppers
  • Blueberries
  • Winter Squashes
  • Potatoes
Lean Protein Sources
  • Chicken and turkey breats
  • Fresh salmon
  • Farm fresh eggs
Other
  • Local Honey
  • Fresh Rye bread
  • Homemade cheeses and oils

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I hope you can find your way to a local market this weekend- it’s a riot to fuel your body close to your nutrients’ source, and a great way to include some fun and simplicity in taking care of your body!

 

Mikaila 🙂

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