Thursday, August 8, 2013

Happy National Farmers Market Week!

Radishes @ the Union Square Farmers Market
Happy National Farmers Market Week, y'all!!!

Why should you shop at a Farmer's Market? Nutrition.gov shares its TOP 10 REASONS TO $HOP AT A FARMERS MARKET:

10. Farmers markets are easy to find. 
baby Eggplants!

9. SNAP and WIC cards are accepted at most farmers markets. 

8. You can try a new fruit or vegetable!

7. Farmers often have good recommendations on ways to prepare their products.

6. Buy foods and see how they fit with ChooseMyPlate.

5. Farmers markets can be important anchors for vibrant communities.

4. It's a great way to get your kids involved. 

3. Fresh fruit and vegetables are full of antioxidants and phytonutrients.

2. Shopping at farmers markets supports your local farmers and keeps the money you spend closer to your neighborhood.

1. Freshly picked ripe food is at its peak in flavor and nutrition.

Tat's Tip: Invest in a reusable bag to bring to the market and help our planet by minimizing your use of plastic bags! (I like to use my FEED bag)

Organic Blueberries!

Blissfully Yours,

Tatiana Ridley, CHHC, AADP

P.S.  Head on over to my holistic nutrition website, Tatiana's Health and Wellness, for more info on how to live a healthylicious life!