I had seen his face before. His little eyebrows furrowed in concern, his coffee brown eyes flashed a sudden panic. He was a stranger, but I knew that look far too well.
It was just another thing on my to-do list. One that I wanted to be fun, but instead my busy schedule and lack of time left a dark shadow hanging over it in my mind–Berry picking.
The kitchen teaches me patience, and preserving food is a lesson in delayed gratification. And when my boys watch me milling about–sometimes with my hair tossed in a messy pony tail and still in my pajamas–pacing from the counter to the fridge to the garden to the trash can to the table and back to the counter working on countless food projects at once–they see something beyond the mess.
During my first year of shopping regularly at the Farmers’ Markets, I made a point of asking the farmers whether or not they “Were organic.” I quickly found that this question resulted in vague and ambiguous answers. That is because although the term “organic” is tightly regulated, it really doesn’t matter that much when it comes to shopping at Farmers’ Markets.
The best way to get the most out of your experience at the Farmers’ Market is to befriend the farmers you are buying from. There is an art to shopping at the Farmers’ Market, and mastering that art is an adventure in itself! It all starts with asking the right questions; here are 5 important questions to begin with!
The Farmers’ Market offers a fun, educational, hands-on shopping experience while giving us the opportunity to support our community of farmers; as well as buy fresh, local ingredients at affordable prices! Check out today’s post where I share 7 Simple Ways to Shop With Confidence at Your Farmers’ Market!
Shopping at the farmers’ market was not easy for me; not at first, and it did not feel natural. It was a very different shopping experience then I was used to. I was used to walking down sterile aisles with too many options of too many processed foods, and next to no interaction with another human being besides offering my answer to “Paper or plastic?”
A celebratory event happened across our nation this past weekend! And it is offering us the perfect opportunity to completely change the way we think about food. It is time we stop thinking about food as science. It’s time for food to become less scary. Less daunting. Less guilt-ridden. Less confusing. It’s time for it to become beautiful again!
Today was full– full but not busy, not hectic, not frenzied, just full and fulfilling. We hunted for the perfect tomatoes, rode a lawn mower train, bought our garden’s worth of transplants, planted half of them into the earth. Today I taught my son what a baby broccoli plant looks like, and how to place it into the soil so it can grow. So he can eat it. So he can grow.
Meat Superior in Taste and Nutrition! A couple of Saturday’s ago I was one of a handful of people who braved the foreboding winds of an oncoming arctic blast to visit the farmer’s market. As I was purchasing some eggs and ham, a young woman approached our farmer and asked for some ground beef. He […]
Raising kids stirs something deep in our souls — an innate knowing that our time is finite. Taking my kids outside in creation, I’m discovering how to stretch our time and pack it to the brim with meaning. God’s creativity provides the riches of resources for teaching the next generation who He is and how He loves us. Join our adventure and discover inspiration and resources for refusing rush, creating habits of rest, living intentionally, and making the most of this beautiful life!