Farmers Markets: Your Not-Meals’ Best Friend

Plant-Based Nutrition Has Never Been More Colorful

How would you like a winter get-away that is close, relaxing, gorgeous, and free? Your local farmers market will reward you with all this – and more! Don’t know where there is a farmers market near you? Not a problem. Simply bring up your favorite search engine and type in farmers market plus the name of your city, town, or county for the information you need.

I make the farmers market a weekly ritual, one that never fails to delight and surprise. How often do you find such reliable gratification in the current economy? The market is a visual poem, with bright and shiny colors and

Fuji apples are abundant and crunchy

Fuji apples are abundant and crunchy

alluring shapes. The contrast of fruits, vegetables, flowers, potted plants, and other plant foods such as corn or beans constantly entertains the eye.

The market also relaxes you with sound. Usually there is music, kids laughing, and happy people chatting to each other and the farmers. Kids don’t have expensive plastic toys or junk food to beg for, and they seem content to just revel in the colors and enjoy the outdoors. What a break for parents.

The wide variety of food available changes every week – determined by what the farmer harvested. This is how it should be. The relatively predictable sameness of grocery stores cannot compete. You can buy the

Heirloom tomatoes are still flavorful in November

Heirloom tomatoes are still flavorful in November

freshest and tastiest food for your next not-meal and never miss the meat or dairy foods you leave behind.

Consider your local farmers market for your next weekend. If you already visit frequently, maybe bring a friend to share the bounty.

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Blog posting by Janice Stanger, Ph.D. Janice authored The Perfect Formula Diet, the smart person’s nutrition book built on sustainable food choices. Enjoy six kinds of whole foods for permanent, hunger-free weight loss and health.

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