I just love living in the San Joaquin Valley. Though many of you may be under a winter freeze with snow & ice, it’s just not that way here. Yes, we have been having a drought in California, which has a big effect on the crops. But the veggies are still beautiful. Saturday I visited the Vineyard Farmers Market to kick off my first Whole30 program. My goal of the Whole30 program is not to just get healthy, but to incorporate more organic foods from local sources within 50 miles of where I live. Living where I do I know that is more than fesible. But I am realistic in that certain foods may have to come a bit further away due to seasonality. But I will do my best to purchase what is local and in season.
In the summertime there are as many as 15 farmers markets on various days of the week within a 15 mile radius from my house. Unfortunately winter is upon us and I only have about 3 markets to visit one being the Vineyard Farmers Market on Saturday.
I was so happy with my produce purchases which totaled $39! now I can’t wait to see how many meals I will make from all of it!
- green beans
- bok choy
- snap peas
- zucchini & yellow squash
- bell peppers (green only)
- green onions
- egg plant
- spaghetti squash
I did supplement with a visit to Sprouts for some mushrooms, avocados, lemons, limes & cauliflower.
So be sure to follow me to find out what yummy dishes I come up with!