Farmers Market

The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and flowers are in full bloom, which can only mean one thing…its farmer’s market time!! Set the alarm, put on comfy shoes, grab your re-usable bag and hit the market – there’s no better way to spend your morning.

Farmers markets offer an abundance of benefits for you, the farmers and the environment!

Benefits of the Farmer’s Market:

  1. Local – produce at farmer’s markets is local. You get the satisfaction of buying food that has not traveled vast distances to your plate. Local produce is allowed to ripen naturally in the fields, instead of being sprayed with special chemicals in grocery stores to promote ripening.
  2. Fresh– food featured at farmer’s markets is fresh and normally picked that morning. Fresh food is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and enzymes which support optimal health. Fresh food tastes better!
  3. Support local farmers – markets feature produce and goods from local farmers and companies. Shopping at farmer’s markets supports your community and the local food revolution.
  4. Good for the environment – food is not shipped across the globe creating a large carbon foot print.
  5. Samples – farmers often offer samples of their products. Sampling gives you confidence in the products you’re purchasing.
  6. Get the satisfaction of knowing exactly where your food comes from.

Sure, there are great benefits for everyone, but the whole experience can be so overwhelming! Don’t stress – Follow my tips and learn to love the farmer’s market adventure!

Tips for Farmer’s Market Success:

  1. Bring your own reusable bags, water, comfy shoes and sunscreen – being prepared and comfortable are the two most important tips for farmer’s market success. Summer mornings can be hot and humid, being prepared will keep you happy and comfortable.
  2. Browse – Take a stroll around the entire market before purchasing. This will ensure you get the best price and the bets produce. There is nothing worse than buying a pint of strawberries only to find that two stands down they are a dollar cheaper.
  3. Bring cash – cash is the currency of farmer’s markets, so leave the plastic at home. If you want to stick to a budget, only bring that amount of cash to prevent over spending.
  4. Arrive early to get the best selection and avoid the crowds arrive near the markets start time.
  5. Build relationships with your farmers. Farmers are the heart and soul of farmer’s markets and have tons of valuable knowledge. Get to know the people who grow your food.
  6. HAVE FUN! EXPLORE! TAKE YOUR TIME!

What are you waiting for – there’s a farmer’s market near you!

Are You Getting The Gunk Out?

Have you heard the good news? Renowned Nutritionist & Healthy Lifestyle Specialist Shannon Kadlovski has written her first book!!!

Shannon has a revolutionary approach to health – she’s not about fad diets or quick fixes, but rather realistic healthy habits! She encourages people to eat the food they like, but simply enjoy a healthier version. How refreshing is that?

Her book is packed full of simple, healthy habits that will truly change your life! Shannon provides delicious “Gunk Free” recipes, tips on how to live gunk free, diet guidelines and a step-by-step guide to reset your life! She provides guidelines/suggestions instead of rules and empowers you with the knowledge to take control of your health!

The tips and guidelines are easy to incorporate into your life, without making it seem like your world has been torn to pieces. Shannon’s approach is realistic and easy to follow. Everyone from young to old and east to west should grab a copy — it will excite you to live a healthy life and give you the tools to do so!

Pick up your copy today and see how 21 days and healthy habits can change your life for the better!

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Hurry and get your copy – it’s what everyone is talking about!

 

Niagara VegFest

This past weekend me and the Friendly Treats Baking team hit up the Niagara VegFest. It was a great day of samples, vegan products and interesting people! It was Friendly Treats Baking’s first festival and we are hooked! We can’t wait to take part in another!

A little about the company – Friendly Treats Baking is an up and  coming company providing gluten-free, egg free, dairy free, nut free, and corn free baking mixes for your favourite baked goods. We want you to enjoy your favourite treat without the guilt and tummy trouble!

Check us out at www.friendlytreatsbaking.ca and discover how healthy can be delicious.

Follow us on twitter @FriendlyTreats

Hope you enjoy and embrace the world of healthy (but delicious) baking!