â€œSmall changes in buying habits can make big differences…Becoming a less energy dependent nation may just need to start with a good breakfastâ€ – Steven L. Hopp, Animal Vegetable Miracle
Do you know when different fruits or vegetables are in season?
Walk around your local farmerâ€™s market and youâ€™ll quickly learn that bananas, ginger, and many other fresh foods that we eat regularly arenâ€™t in season or arenâ€™t grown locally in the Bay Area.
Now I am not suggesting that you toss out the whole pantry, but maybe try to cook one meal a week with food from the market.
And, it can be a fun adventure for the whole family! They give out fresh samples â€“ peaches, blueberries, and strawberries have made delicious appearances recently.
Who knew fruit could taste so good?Â Mmmmmm, I am getting hungry just thinking about it.Â Farmerâ€™s markets are open year round or seasonally.Â I am lucky to live near two year-round farmerâ€™s markets in San Mateo and Belmont.
Looking for a market close to your home?Â Find a farmerâ€™s markets near you here:Â http://www.pcfma.com/marketlistc.php.Â With over 43 markets in our area, you are sure to find one close to you!
Need ideas for recipes? Check here for recipe ideas for your fresh farmerâ€™s market food: http://www.pcfma.com/cookbook.php