Perfect Spring-Inspired Parfait Recipe Made With Items From Farmers Market

Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? It's a good reminder to make better food choices that include fresh fruit, vegetables and locally-produced, sustainable items from farmers markets or your own garden.This month Kaiser Permanente in Panorama City celebrated the 5th anniversary of the hospital's local farmers market. Executive chef J.R. Martin created a healthy spring parfait recipe made with items found entirely at the farmers market....more

A Foodie Challenge

Food. It is not just what is for dinner.  Food is sustenance, support for life and for many food is a way of life.  While those of us who work in agriculture hope to remind, or inform, people that food does not come from a grocery store, perhaps, it is time to take a step back and rephrase the statement....more

Navigating the Farmers Market..Shop Smart

September is the perfect time to explore your inner locavore (a person whose diet consists only or principally of locally grown or produced food.) Your options are plentiful, there are end of summer selections like locally-grown tomatoes, corn, beans, stone fruit, and summer squash. The list is definitely longer than that, but go explore it for yourself.  There's still so much to be excited about, the cooler weather brings colorful winter squashes, savory mushrooms, and crisp sweet apples....more
I love visiting my local farmer's markets on Saturday mornings! I find that if you take the time ...more

Farmers Market Fun

Here comes the sun, do do do do! Today the sun finally came out which meant it was time to spend some time outside. Lilly and I went for a two mile jog and then went home for an upper body circuit. I did a drop set circuit starting with 20 reps of each exercise then subtracted five reps for each set with a total of 4 sets.Circuit:Chest press Over head press Tricep chop Scaption Tricep pushups...more

The Future of Food: Farmers Markets Go Virtual

In the San Francisco Bay Area, we're pretty spoiled when it comes to farmers markets. There's a market within easy striking distance of most area residents six days a week year-round. But in most parts of the United States, that's not the case, which means it can be more challenging for those who really want to buy locally grown food and locally produced edible goods to get to a market in person....more
Using the web to find farmers markets is better, in my opinion, than actually doing the shopping ...more

Melting the Waxen Hearts of Women Stalking the Sweet Stuff of LifeThis week’s Ninja Baker Blog: Melting the Waxen Hearts of Women...more

Bon Appetite!

Today Collin and I are just hanging out at home.  He isn’t feeling too well, and I have a bit of a headache myself so I spent the day preparing a slow cooked vegetable dish while he napped. We are settling down more, or settling in rather.  The urgency to go out every day and find something new gave way to a sense of comfort and content.  I feel like I am learning how to Be instead of do....more

I love Tuesdays

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Farmers Markets Offerings: Local, Organic, Seasonal, in Plastic?

What's more ironic than local, organic, seasonal food encased in plastic? That's what I wondered back in 2007 when I first started my quest to eliminate unnecessary plastic from my life. A trip to my local farmers market revealed more than just fruits and vegetables. Have a look at a few photos I shot: ...more

@prophetlady  Thanks for your comment.  It's frustrating to bring my own container ...more