A posting of gratitude for my favourite place to buy fresh whole foods, the Guelph Farmer's Market. Farmer's Markets are a fantastic source of locally grown produce, often direct from the growers; healthy prepared foods; local crafts; and a place of community. The Guelph Farmer's Market is back in its original home with new-and-improved-roof, and seasonal green things are once again available in abundance!
What might a naturopath pick up at a Farmer's Market, you ask? Here are my week's pickings:
- organic dandelion leaves (!!!) - perfect green diuretic addition to a cleansing smoothie!
- organic kale (gone to seed, it looks like a tall, slim rapini)
- 1 lb carrots
- 3 turnips
- free-range chicken from Matt and Armando's farm - some for baking this weekend, some for freezing
- cabbages: 1 green, 1 red
- thick-shelled eggs generously produced by happy hens
Looking forward to using these fresh veggies this week in some rice and lentil dishes...an egg in my gluten-free pancakes...and dandelion and kale in some energizing green smoothies. Health is delicious!
BONUS POINTS for anyone who can name 3 veggies above that provide a dose of the natural cancer-fighter, I-3-C (Indole-3-Carbinol)! (Hint: two are green, one is red).
Thanks again, Guelph Farmer's Market and especially Guelph Farmers! See you next week.