Farmers Market and the Beloved Veggies & Fruits

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Man, do I just LOVE the farmer’s market!!

It reminds me of going to the Eastern Market every weekend to purchase spices as well as fruits and veggies when the ones we planted in my Great-Grandmother’s garden was not quite ready. The beautiful times where the produce was the main focus and great pride was taken in what was being offered to the visitors.

Now, whenever I can, I go to the local farmer’s market to purchase local raw honey, fresh vegetables and fruits. Since it is later in the season, the pickings were slim (goodbye summer selection) but I was happy with what I found.

Fall does not mean that there aren’t great selections out there, they are just slightly adjusted. One won’t find an abundance of sweet fruits but will find a healthy selection of greatness. To help you on your next trip to the farmer’s market (or regular market), here are some vegetables and fruits that are in season.

Fruits

  • APPLES!!!  (Apple picking, anyone?)
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Grapefruit
  • Orange
  • Kiwi
  • Figs
  • Dates
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Pineapple
  • Plum
  • Pomegranate
  • Rhubarb
  • Tomato
  • Pumpkin
  • Melon
  • Grapes

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Vegetables

  • Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Eggplant
  • Okra
  • Cucumbers
  • Mushroom
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach

Eating fresh fruits and vegetables is essential to our well being. They provide us with the proper nutrients to function at our best. Mother Earth provides us with gifts of the Earth in every season. Although it depends on our location on Earth and the climate, the season will tell us what we should eat. Eating what the season has to offer provides us with the best as Mother Earth gives us, it is less stress on the Earth as the soil is not overused to produce something that isn’t made to be produced at that time, it is more economical, and we most likely can purchase it locally.

We all have our favorites and it may not be around when we want it but cherish the gifts that we are given when we receive them at time of harvest.

Support your local farmers market and enjoy the wonderful process of selecting your produce in a vibrant, outdoor environment!

As the seasons change, so do we. Allow it to flow though you as a wonderful energetic force.

Happy season eating, Warriors!

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