I love to cook and I cook often. I also garden and I have been picking a lot of awesome goodies including radishes, parsley, oregano, beet greens, rainbow chard, lettuce, spinach, garlic and arugula. But at this point it’s only the beginning of the season and I still have to supplement my meals with other foods, otherwise I would be eating a whole bunch of salad and chimichurri.
I truly believe it is important to support Organic methods of growing food. I do strongly feel that these foods have more flavor, nutrients, and vitality than others you would find in the supermarket. When I shop, I choose to shop locally. I often visit a local farmers market and always choose support organic agriculture. The importance of buying food from where you live and growing your own food is beyond just liking a post or going to see a movie… We really do need to vote with our dollars. It’s a choice. How do you want to spend your time? Do you want to eat food that is fresh or “fresh food”?
My experiences of shopping in the open air market listening to great music, meeting the people who baked your bread (which was handmade that morning), and giving my money to the farmers that grew, picked, and is selling the food in exchange is AWESOME. It’s the definition of "shopping locally", 100% locals supporting locals. Also, you would not believe the variety of food you can get from one of these markets. I visited only three organic farm stands, I came home with beets, long yard beans, cucumbers, string beans, okra, peppers, peaches, plums, apples, cherries, carrots, apricots, and potatoes… which was all harvested just the night before.
Thankfully, you are open minded and openhearted, so when you have a choice and the time, go for the experience of a farmers market for your weeks worth of shopping. See how it goes. Keep me posted. There is a whole bunch of markets in the area.
-Salt Lake City Farmers Market (at Pioneer Park on Saturdays from 8a-2p)
-Copper Moose Farm Stand (Tuesdays and Thursdays afternoons 3-6, Saturday mornings from 9-12 off Old Ranch Road across from Willow Park in Park City)
-Park Silly Farmers Market (Sundays 10a-5p on Main Street Park City by the Post Office)
Disclaimer: I am not responsible in any manner whatsoever for your actions and what may occur through following the instructions for any shared information on this website. I am not a nutritionist. I am a permaculture cook and foodie sharing what I love to create in the kitchen. I also enjoy eating a nutrient dense diet and take the time to research the foods I eat. I want to share this amazing information with you. Enjoy, with a grain of real salt!