As I mentioned a few weeks back, I have begun to find my 'new healthy' state in eating and living. It has been a struggle for me since my last visit at The Well. My clinician gently reminded me that dairy (cough cough cheese) and wine do not constitute healthy living. Too bad they were two of my favorite food groups. So now I need to be a little more crafty in how I develop recipes and lets face it, I'm not cutting these elements out of my diet entirely, but they wont be a part of my daily meals either.
Taking all of this into consideration, the BF and I talked a bit about what was the next step we needed to take in our Paleo/Clean eating adventure. We currently purchase meat (about 80-90%) from a local farm that's only grass fed. We do a majority of our grocery shopping at Trader Joes and the produce we get from a little market down the street. The produce was really the last step to going totally organic for our eating.
The tricky part of going organic
So what's a chick to do? Its' summer time and thankfully that means lots o' local, fresh , organic produce. The BF and I have our own 'little' stash of tomatoes, lettuce and various veggies and have decided that a weekend walk on Saturdays to the farmers market can be just the ticket to keep the food fresh and clean!
This weekend we hit up two farmers markets to compare prices and dig in on some greens!
First up was the Ottsville, PA farmers market that occurs every Friday evening from 4-8pm. There were a number of vendors selling everything from Wine (oh heck yeah) to farm fresh meats, cheeses and veg! Although the atmosphere is inviting (they have bands and a big fire pit to sit and hang around) the prices aren't too cheap and the organic selections were slim. We left with some fresh Swiss Chard and lamb chops that will be saved for a special occasion.
Eating fresh, organic produce can be easy this time of the year so why not begin eating this way now?
For my local readers here's a list of where to find farmer's markets near you!
Farmer's Markets in the Greater Philadelphia area
Farmer's Markets in the South/Central Jersey
Question of the Day: Where do you get your produce from? What do you find important when making that selection of food?