Saturday, January 2, 2010

So what its winter...don't forget about the Farmer's Markets!

I LOOOOVE the Farmer's Market. For ones, its just a great atmosphere to spend a Saturday morning. Secondly, when I buy fresh fruit it forces me to eat it within a certain time span so I can't buy junk food because of my "wastenotwantnotkidsaroundtheworldarestarving" upbringing. lol...

So recently, I've learned (and most likely the last person to find out, lol) that the Farmers Markets STAY open. If there is no farmers's market in your area, try places like Sprouts or Trader Joe's. Not to mention, but some Walmarts, Krogers, and other local grocery stores do a pretty good job of keep the produce section stocked with great items as well. Its also a good idea to become familar with the people who work in the produce so they can give you a heads up on when new shipments come in. ;)'s a list of what in season for the next few winter months.

• Beans
• Brocoli
• Brussels Sprouts
• Cabbage
• Greens
• Okra
• Onions
• Peas: black-eyed, cream, purple hull, and crowder
• Peppers
• Potatoes
• Pumpkins
• Radishes
• Spinach
• Squash
• Sweet Potatoes
• Tomatoes
• Turnips

• Grapefruit
• Grapes
• Oranges
• Pears
• Persimmons