The Rules of (Green) Thumb For Shopping at your Farmer’s Market

We get a lot of questions about what to eat during different times of the year and how to keep produce fresher for longer.

The answer to both of those things: Eat Seasonally.  

The easiest way to do that is to make a point of getting to your locals Farmer’s Market as often as possible so you can pick up the freshest produce and eat exactly as nature intended.

We know Farmer’s Markets can be overwhelming so we wanted to break it down and make the experience a little simpler.  Even if you aren’t getting to the farmers market these tips can apply to shopping at your local grocery store too.

Firstly, it’s important to go with some reusable shopping bags.  They make it easier to shlep your bounty and are good for the environment.

Next, put your brave face on because it’s really, really important to talk to your farmers.  Engage them, ask them questions, find out where your food came from!  

Quinn wrote and incredibly comprehensive guide HERE.  She gives you all the questions you can/should ask and tells you exactly how to engage your farmer in an easy, breezy convo.

Finally, here is what you should pick up…

  • 1 Leafy green: Because you should always, always have leafy greens in your diet.  The more the merrier/healthier.
  • 1 Veggie that seems to be abundant: You know, that thing that seems to be at every stand.  Get some!  Veggies that are in season always taste best and when something is abundant it is also very affordable.
  • 1 In-season fruit: Satisfy your sweet tooth with some seasonal fruits.  This time of year it’s all about apples pears or if you can find ’em, persimmons and pawpaws.
  • 1 Frivolous item that you’ve never cooked with before: This is how you learn!  Be brave, be bold.  And then get to googling…
  • Raw Honey: This is nectar of the gods!  Raw honey has tons of medicinal properties.  Its like a low grade antobiotic so it’s amazing for immunity and will help you build up a tolerence to seasonal allergies in your area.
  • Pasture Raised Eggs: You haven’t eaten eggs until you’ve eaten pasture raised eggs.  They just taste better, richer and have way more flavor.  Crack these babies open and prepare to be amazed at the vibrance of the orange yolk.


If you’re in the North East, here’s what’s in season right now

  • Apples
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Eggplant
  • Greens (Kale, Spinach, Collard Greens)
  • Onion
  • Parsnips
  • Pears
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Winter Squash (Butternut, Kabocha, Pumpkins…)

What are your favorite seasonal foods and recipes?  We want to know!  Tell us in the comments below!

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Welcome to Wonderland

Quinn recently had the major honor of being featured on The Wellness Wonderland Radio show hosted by the amazing Katie Dalebout, who we admire and adore.  She is an absolute doll who is has immersed herself in the world of wellness and walks her talk at every step.

This girl has built an incredible website, started a rad radio show, AND created a web series called Two Peas in a Pod with her bestie, Jess (they credit us as one of their inspirations [we’re beaming with pride])

Quinn and Katie chatted about a bunch of stuff like what’s next for {Healthy} Cooking Camp, self care, weight loss, acne, cooking, the dalai lama, building a holistic business, Ayurvedic medicine, farming, flirting, fashion-show-dance parties and more!

Listen to the radio show below, and check out Katie over at the The Wellness Wonderland.  We recommend that you get to know her now, because this girls’s gonna to be a major wellness power player.  Pretty soon, we’ll all be living in Katie’s Wellness Wonderland and loving every minute.

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Let us know what you think in the comments below.  Where do YOU want to see the wellness world 5, 10 or 20 years from now?

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Watch This: Greens Galore

This week we break down leafy greens.  There are so many options, they all have their own unique tastes and health benefits.  Rather than making you struggle through figuring this out all by your lonesome, we do all the work for you.

Here, in the first half of the video we talk all about KALE.  Stay tuned for the video next week when we drop some knowledge on swiss chard and collard greens.

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