This weekend FLEW by. Mr. Charming and I both had to work on Saturday, so our "weekend" didn't technically start until Saturday night and ended too early on Monday morning, leaving us longing to soak up Sunday as much as we could.
On Sundays there is a Farmer's Market at a local nearby park where Mr. Charming does many family and engagement shoots on the weekend. It has beautiful green grass, rolling hills and a rock waterfall. It's the perfect picnic spot. I always say I'm going to go back there to write. This past Sunday we started our morning with smoothies and reading our Jesus Calling Devotional and headed to the park for the market.
We loaded up the big camera to get some pictures of the amazing, yummy produce they had available. I always feel so at home at the markets. Organic, NON-GMO, friendly farmers and the prices are GREAT. The first thing I stocked up on was a bunch of these radishes. I've been craving them in my salads lately, they give them such a spicy, subtle crunch.
It's always amazing to me how shocked people are by the size of organic food. It's smaller because its not pumped full of bad products making it grow to artificial sizes. These little spaghetti squashes were so cute and such a sunny shade of yellow. Grabbed one for us for "pasta" night as I move to live fully grain free.
I also tried a FANTASTIC fair trade, organic, vegan chocolate that will soon get a post all on it's own because it was some of the best chocolate I have ever tasted.
After speaking with the various farmers and finding the best deals on grass-fed beef and whole organic chickens, Mr. Charming and I met with a gluten-free Italian caterer where we scored the most AMAZING lunch. It was lasagna made 100% from fresh vegetables.
The lasagna was comprised of layered zucchini, onions and fresh tomatoes in an organic marinara. It was phenomenal and so filling. I paired it with a small side salad and a small square of the aforementioned amazing chocolate. We also picked up some grass-fed beef meatballs to toss on top of our spaghetti squash.
A successful day at the market indeed! I would love to hear your favorite Farmers Market finds from the weekend!
Welcome! My name is Mandi & I hope you stay in this happy little space a while. I'm a Christian, a wife to my Mr. Charming, mama to baby Greyson, healthy food-lover, traveler, professional journalist and Personal Nutritionist who hopes to inspire others with my story...
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