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Some of you may already know that I am on the board of my local farmer's market. I am very passionate about organic, sustainable, bio-dynamic & LOCAL Food! I feel so very blessed to have a market like the Cherry Street Farmer's Market in my home city. I know this ain't Portland, Seattle, LA or NYC - but I have to say - we've got it goin' on in Tulsa, OK! To check out what's happening in the local food scene in your area, go to www.localharvest.net
I was also surprised and delighted to run into one of our RFR members at the market today. Isabel Pepper and her handsome son recognized me from the website and introduced themselves. Please go friend request Isabel and linger over her fabulous raw food photography, much of which you'll recognize from our Week One Go FRESH slide show on the main home page. It was such a wonderful surprise to meet one of our awesome peepsand her family!
Next I'm off to the Brookside Herb Fair to see if I can score on some basil plants and nasturtiums. I started a nice little edible garden in my front yard just last spring, and last year's rosemary, thyme, wild strawberries, garlic chives, lemon verbena, sage and MINT are already showing impressive signs of new growth! I really had no idea they would make it through the winter : ) So I am really happy and looking forward to getting my hands dirty in the garden later this afternoon.
Tomorrow I will be going to a Tulsa Driller's baseball game w/ my hubby. We have this amazing new baseball stadium for our home team and Gordon has been itching to go get his baseball fix on. I think it will be great fun.
So I would love to hear what you are up to this weekend. Tell us what you are doing to Go FRESH in your neck o' the woods in the comments below!
I'mso sad I missed you this morning. The Tulsa farmers' market was rocking! I bought
This weekend the family and I are sitting down to make a menu plan. Mostly we are going to start with the main meals, baby steps.. This will be great for us ALL to be on the same page with what we are eating. I am going to get some information on some of the local farms in my area. (I would LOVE to just go to a farm and buy my food, but if that doesnt work out, we have several organic farmers markets too!)
I currently live in Fort Walton Beach, FL. My Son and I went to our local Farmers Market this morning. It takes place at the fairgrounds. There were only two vendors. One table was full of veggies that were blemish free and the other had beautiful veggies that were less that perfect in the blemish free department. Guess where I headed? Yup.....right for the slightly blemished veggies. The lady selling the produce told us that she grows all of her own food and while it's not certified organic she doesn't use any pesticides or herbicides. She grows everything organically. She had much of the bounty I was looking for. It was a truly wonderful experience. I am getting ready to make some lettuce roll-ups, spicy avocado soup, and kiwi lemonade which I will be enjoying on the beautiful white sugar beach of the Emerald Coast.
This is how I am GOing Fresh this weekend. Life it good!
Getting out of the house today,its warm 56, here in mass.LOL
Love it Penni, That is an incredible Farmers Market. Can hardly wait for ours to be set up. We have 2, one at the Movie theatre parking lot and one at Yavapai College but they don't start til May 14th or so. We're 5,000 ft elevation so I guess that's why we get started later in the season. Today is APRIL 9th and we got 3-5 inches of SNOW. Doing our raw potluck our house tonight, we do it every other weekend at someone's house. Saw on the photo's from Australia a compost pile with a rectangle of hay and compost in the center then covered with more hay then plants such a cool idea. Lord will be glad when hubby gets a job so we can go beyond. But patience will work it out. God Bless and have a great raw day Whitdove
I headed out to a farmers market this morning where I live and was really dissapointed. I know it's early in the year but I really should have driven down to the Union Square Greenmarket in Manhattan. I've never been dissapointed whith that market.
Today I plan on cleaning up the patio since the weather is really nice. I went to a nursery near me and bought some parsley, they'll have basil next week. I'm hoping it just keeps get warmer.