You might balk at the idea of summer soup (in this heat wave?), but its one of the easiest ways to use a bunch of in-season vegetables at once. Keep the broth light and add a light grain (like amaranth or quinoa), and you’ve got a soup that’s a little more August than October. Make a big pot on Sunday, and you can bring the leftovers to work (it’s usually ultra-air-conditioned in your office anyway, right?) all week. More
Topic: farmers’ market
It’s hard to build an appetite for warm food in the midst of hot weather, which means salads are an everyday affair for a lot of folks right now, and they will be for the foreseeable future. Yes, adding different fruits, nuts and veggies can keep things interesting for your palate. But you want to go really wild? Try some salad greens you have to forage from your front lawn (or at least hunt and gather from your local farmer’s market). What’s available depends to some extent on where you live, and the time of year, but these four warm-weather salad greens are popular enough that you can probably find them at a local market or grocer. Seek them out to avoid summer salad boredom: More
Have you ever watched Bizarre Foods on The Travel Channel? If not, don’t worry — the only thing you’re missing is a few involuntary gag reflexes. The host, Andrew Zimmern, basically travels the world eating the grossest things possible (turtle jelly soup, anyone?). But the nastiness isn’t reserved for things like brain tacos and pig innards — Zimmern also downs a hefty share of some pretty unusual fruits and vegetables. I know I’ll never forget the episode where he unsuccessfully tried to eat some smelly durian fruit — he described it as “completely rotten, mushy onions.”
But unusual doesn’t have to be gross. In fact, it’s worth trying out new tastes when you can. Consider this — it wasn’t too long ago that kiwis, starfruit and pomegranates didn’t have a place in most fruit markets and now they’re almost everywhere. So check out some of these new-to-your-table items that are currently become niche items on farmers’ market stands. You might find a new favorite. More
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Finally, the motivation you’ve been looking for to really start doing that “fruit and vegetables” thing — a new badge on Foursquare.
We know, we know, you’ve been overlooking the health of your colon so you could be Mayor of Claudia’s Chicken Shack, but now you can be rewarded for shopping at your local farmer’s market.
If you haven’t noticed, we’re kind of obsessed with shopping at the farmer’s market lately, but between our gym bag, laptop carrier, purse, and farmer’s market totes, we’re not feeling so chic by the time we head home. That’s why … More
Even if you swear that your local farmers’ market carries the best tomatoes in the world, the one in your city or town offers just a taste of all of the crazy things available in farmers’ markets around the world. … More
Last week it was solar-powered farmers’ markets, this week it’s ones on wheels, according to Goodlifer. This innovative idea is bringing fresh, organic produce to more people across the country, especially those in remote or urban areas without good grocery … More
You can feel it in the air – it’s almost the weekend. And there are a lot of things we want to get done in the next two days: Get in some personal TLC time. Whether this means having an orgasm … More
Lucky for us, green technology never stops advancing. Unlucky for us, our favorite farmers’ market just got majorly shown up. Last week, the world’s first solar powered farmers’ market opened in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The city powered with solar energy … More
Farmers’ markets can be pretty intimidating. Everyone is bustling around, looking healthy and outdoorsy, and you just stand there, lost, without a clue about how to navigate. Not to worry – The Huffington Post put together a list to help … More