Shopping: Farmer’s Market Style

Though I am not a morning person, I love really, early morning shopping. Wait, I’m not talking about shopping, shopping. I mean. Farmer’s market style. 🙂

– taken at Hayward Farmers Market

In Hayward Downtown, they have this farmer’s market. There’s  food stalls that sell all sorts of grilled stuff, sandwich booth, and many more. With the band playing, it’s just so relaxing while exploring all these beautiful, colorful  and amazing creations from God. I try to go once a month or so just to enjoy getting these good stuff. They’re organic, anti-pesticides and fresh. This is also one way to show support for our local farmers and help the community. Fruits and vegetables are like “candies” to my eyes and I don’t mind eating/munching on them on a daily basis. My meal is not complete without them. I must say I am lucky to have both parents who loves to consume fruits and vegetables that I got to adapt that habit. A lot of people are struggling to even really appreciate the taste and the health benefits of them as well. I normally go heavy on vegetables or sometimes eat them in replacement of rice. I reverse the psychology of my plate by making meat the side dish and vegetables the main course.

All kinds of berries- taken at Hayward Farmers Market

Don’t get me wrong. I still eat meat and not trying to be super clean, or rather not trying to be a vegan as well. I still eat lots of junk foods too on some days and some other bad stuff. I just compensate myself for eating mostly vegetables, fruits, fish during workweek. I know in my mind, it will cancel out anything bad I have eaten and/or drank from the weekend. I’m only human and still get tempted most of the times, so don’t feel bad….;p I still love to eat meat but just trying to cut down on them and focus more on greens and seafood. Although, most seafoods are also high in cholesterol, and since I have that type of problem, I limit on shellfish, except oysters?! Oh boy, that’s because, I am an oyster addict!

Pumpkin Jack – taken at Hayward Farmers Market

Back to vegetables, I see and eat them like a medicine that I need to feed my body. So, better start considering on eating your fruits and veggies more often if you don’t want medicine to be your food later on in life.

– taken at Hayward Farmers Market

Learn to enjoy God’s garden so eat your greens! It does your body good….

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13 Replies to “Shopping: Farmer’s Market Style”

    1. Thank you…They are fresh and delicious!..Did you try and check around your area? or maybe the next city? at least once a month if you can go then freeze some of them to preserve. (just the ones you can freeze)

  1. Oh my gosh, I love this. We are not big meat eaters and cutting back more all the time. I am totally going to make the switch so that the meat is the side dish and my veggies are the main portion! Great logic and suggestion to help us eat the daily recommended servings of veggies!

    1. Thanks so much Lisa! I am not a big meat-eater either but can’t give it up either. lol! I greatly appreciate your comment which inspires me more to help and throw ideas out there anyway I can. thanks a bunch!

  2. I love shopping at the Farmer’s Market! Unfortunately, due to living in WI, they will only run for another two weeks due to cold weather moving in. Your images are fabulous!

    1. Good for you! As we know, there are still a lot of people who are not fond of veggies lol! So the extra work of going to Farmers is not their “thing”. At least we do enjoy it. (wink wink!) Oh no! I hear you. Over here, it stays until first week of Nov so we still have few more to go….Thanks for the compliment ;p

  3. Farmer’s markets are so fun! I think just seeing the display of bright colors and the “freshness” of it make it easier to enjoy your veggies! Those blueberries look awesome!

  4. Looks like a beautiful Farmers Market. Great point that vegetables are our medicine! I enjoy shopping at our market and stocking up on winter squash.

  5. love love love Farmer’s Market. The best one I ever went to was the KCC Farmer’s Market on Oahu. If you ever visit Hawaii it is worth a visit there. I agree with the waking up early though, I have to get up pretty early for my job and on my days off I have zero interest in getting up before 7am.

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