I’ve always enjoyed wandering through local Seattle markets. The bright arrangements of color, the shuffling of feet and brushing of rain coats, the juicy fruit samples, the ache of a fiddle or the rhythm of an upright bass. Somehow, when I’m at a farmer’s market, big city living feels more like neighborhood living.
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Last month, I was shocked to discover I spent over a hundred extra dollars on vegetables and fruit. I didn’t think cutting my oats intake in half would be so expensive! I realized that instead of wincing at grocery store prices, buying in-season products from a local farmer is actually a better deal. It’s actually better for our bodies to eat seasonally, anyway. Variety is best! When we eat the same foods consistently over a long period of time, we can actually develop allergies to them.
*photo and link credit of takepart.com