Saturday, April 18, 2009

Farmers' Market: The Key to Better Eating

Well, I have mentioned before that I have a hard time planning meals. I don't like to plan meals because I like to be inspired... I hardly ever (you could say "never") go shopping with a list but instead insist on relying on my memory. My memory is pretty good but not that good which is proven again and again such as when we are completely out of milk, and I spend a hundred dollars at the grocery store but neglect to buy milk... One would think I would have learned my lesson by now, but I haven't.

We are lucky to live in an area with several year round Farmers' Markets. And we shop there almost every week. During the colder months, there aren't many stands, but we enjoy buying various fruits, vegetables, eggs, and some truly delicious bread. Now that the weather is getting nicer the number of stands has been increasing every week. So I am really looking forward to tomorrow's Farmers' Market.

And I have a new idea! I will use my weekly Farmers' Market shopping trip as my inspiration and anchor for my weekly meal planning! Well, that's the plan anyway. We'll see how it goes. Regardless of how the meal planning goes, I can't wait to buy some great fruits, veggies, and breads tomorrow!

Be well,
Andrea

3 comments:

  1. so jealous of you! I miss farmers markets! that should be so much fun.
    I'm like you, too. I never make grocery list, but my reason is just pure laziness and over-confidence in my memory. I always kick myself when I miss out something, but then end up doing the whole cycle over again anyway.

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  2. Happy shopping! :)

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  3. my parents sit down at the beginning of the month and plan all the meals their going to make for the next 30 days. I don't know how they do it. good luck!

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