off to the market…

Sorry I’ve been MIA all day!  I’ve just had a lot going on…trying to make decisions and work on some things.  Hopefully I’ll be able to share more about them sometime soon. In the meantime, let’s get to the good stuff – food!

Unfortunately, I came out seriously lacking in the veggie department today.  I did start off well, though!  Jon and I slept in, then got up and went for a 3.5 mile run.  Upon arriving back home, Jon made me an awesome green smoothie.  That’s not all, though:)  Check this out:

Green Smoothie: 1 cup almond milk, 1 scoop Amazing Grass, 1 tbsp almond butter, 2 big handfuls of spinach, 1/2 frozen banana and ice


2 shots of espresso


Cafe Green Smoothie…yahoo!

Jon and I are lucky to have the best barista in the world as one of our good friends.  Ginger owns one of the local coffee shops in town, The Daily Grind.  Jon worked there for about 5 years, thoughout the course of college, and we still love to stop by and visit and get our coffee fix whenever we can.  Ginger was a bit skeptical when I showed up with my smoothie, requesting that she add espresso to it, but she gave it a whirl too and loved it!  It as pretty tasty, if I say so myself:)

After leaving the coffe shop, we decided to hit up the little Farmer’s Market in our town.  I LOVE the Farmer’s Market, but unfortunately I don’t get to go too often.  We had a great time!  Here’s our loot:

Locally made peanut butter dog treats!

Pepperjack goat cheese – I’ve been wanting to try goat cheese for a long time.  As you guys know, I aim to eat 90% vegan.  I feel better when I don’t eat meat or dairy, plus I have a serious problem with the way dairy is produced in our country.  However, I know that Goat’s milk is easier to digest as well as lower in fat than cow’s milk.  If I’m going to eat cheese, I definitely want it to be produced locally.  So, I got really excited when I found this, and I was so excited to try it.

On a Ryvita cracker.  It was quite tasty.  I probably won’t be buying any kind of cheese on a regular basis, but if I ever eat any it would defnitely be goat cheese.  Huge fan!

Fresh salsa made by this friendly man:

Not a great pic, but I love photographing people!  Especially real people in their everday lives:)

Fresh eggs for Jon

Lunch wasn’t quite as fresh unfortunately.  I finished off leftover cheeseless pizza from the other night.  It was pretty tasty, but I was a bit disappointed with the lack of veggies, and I honestly didn’t feel to great afterwards.  o’well.  I’ll get ‘em next time;)

Midafternoon snack was this fruit strip.  These are all natural with no added sugar, and you can pick them up at your local Walmart.  They’re a nice sweet treat to have on hand.

Do you go to a local Farmer’s Market?  Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian or whatever, how do you feel about buying non local food products?  Do you feel strongly about trying to buy local?

We spent the rest of the day working on projects and cleaning the house.  I can’t believe that Saturday is already over…it has seriously flown by.  I’m off to bed, so I can get up for early service in the morning!  We haven’t been to church in several weeks because we’ve been out of town etc., so I’m really looking forward to it.  G’night ya’ll:)

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8 Responses to “off to the market…”

  1. Sarah says:

    Morning! Great photos! I’d love to take photos of random strangers but don’t have the guts. Plus, I think the British may be too uptight and skeptical about it ;)

    Buying local- I try but I’m not very good at sourcing things out and so most of the time end up buying for convenience. When I’m on hols I buy local more. x


  2. Sounds like a great day. Unfortunately our Farmer’s Markets aren’t open yet. They run May-Oct. We shop there often (pretty much every Sat for veggies) when they are open. There is one that is organic that just opened last year. SO looking forward to having that option again.


  3. I buy local when I can, but honestly, as a family of 3 on one income, I buy on sale. Whatever is seasonal and on sale. I dont even shop only organic, I shop on price. Before being a SAHM w/ a child, we bought local/organic..always :)


  4. ashley says:

    Looks like you had a great time at the Farmer’s Market!! My hometown’s market is pretty small, but I like to hit it up every once in a while :-) ,


  5. LOVE farmer’s markets – they’re SO rawsome!!! :-D

    I DO support local farmers and feel strongly about trying to stay within my area. But I do buy good deals from the store, too (that I know have been shipped in).

    But I’m also working on being self-sufficient and with 100×100 garden, I believe I’ll reach that goal! ;-)

    Hmmm…. coffee in a green smoothie, eh? Gosh, I don’t know! LOL


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