Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Village Market

I had read about The Village Market online and have been dying to check it out; it's a year-round all-organic farmer's market about 25 minutes from us and we loved it. Definitely want to make this a staple place for grocery shopping.

I absolutely loved buying produce straight from the people whose hands sowed and toiled for it; there's something so gratifying about this interaction.

This market is held inside a school

Checking out the goods. A lot of the produce and meats run smaller than their typical grocery store counterparts due to the lack of hormones and chemicals and the taste is amazing. The peaches we bought were about the size of a plum but it was some of the best tasting peaches we've ever had. So even though we've been ingrained with the notion of "super-sizing" to feel like we're getting the most out of each dollar, what you're paying for in size is not worth what you're getting in all the unhealthy products and techniques they're using in order to give you "more."

Some corn-spelt-millet bread

We purchased: a handful of green beans, 3 avocados, 4 grapefruit, 4 peaches, 4 onions, 6 apples, 1 bunch of spinach, 1 head of lettuce, 1 whole chicken, 1 loaf of bread, 2 pounds of grass-fed ground beef = about $60. It's a little pricey but definitely worth it; Matt and I have just resolved to cut spending in other areas of our living in order for us to have a budget for organic purchases since that is important to us, so know that it is possible to make healthy-living affordable whatever your budget.

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