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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Spotlight: Mary Jolley and my trip to the Farmer's Market

We ventured off to the local Farmer's Market this last weekend where every food & flower stand bursted with color! Its one of my favorite things to do on the weekends...and the great thing is that they're everywhere! So I asked my sweet friend Mary Jolley (author of: My Green Diet) to share how color has inspired her, since she is a farmer's market guru!

"I love to go to the farmer's market and see different heirloom varieties of vegetables. I get inspiration from seeing piles of different colored squashes and tomatoes. 

I tell people to Eat the RAINBOW... different colors mean a different vitamin and mineral profile. Green for chlorophyll (a fantastic color to eat lots of). Orange for Vitamin A and C. Blue and red for antioxidants. (This is obviously a drastic simplification, but helpful when trying to get all your vitamins).

Bright colors signify ripeness, freshness, and garden goodness. Colors make food sing; take your meal from a single note to a beautiful melody by incorporating fresh colorful fruits and vegetables. 
Eat your colors to increase your health, gladden your heart, and enliven your soul."

I love that last sentence...eating colors obviously is the key! Thanks so much Mary! (hey that totally rhymed ha)

check our her site HERE--and some of her favorite recipes: Thai Salad, Spiced Peaches, and Walnut Pesto

I thought I'd share some photos of our little outing...oh isn't food just glorious! :-)

This was honestly one of the largest dogs I had ever seen! Like a small horse I tell ya!

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18 comments:

  1. Going to the Farmers Market is my favorite part of the week. All of this looks so great and fresh!

    xx
    S

    http://aussi-belle.blogspot.com

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  2. Are those yellow raspberries? I've never even heard of such a thing! You Famers market day looks lovely.

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

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  3. Beautiful photooosss!!

    I'm so excited to see the asparagus - we've been in the mood for asparagus anything lately - can't get enough of it!

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  4. Fresh figs dipped in dark chocolate! Sign me up! We'll have to wait quite a few months before farmer's markets and asparagus again but the pictures you share will remind me that they'll come again :-)

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  5. oh Starlet, if you love asparagus you should try this way easy recipe...its so yummy!
    http://www.dashofeast.com/2011/06/grilled-asparagus-with-mushrooms-and-onions/#comment-659

    or if you like prosciutto try this one:
    http://www.meatwave.com/blog/grilled-asparagus-wrapped-in-prosciutto-with-lemon-recipe

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  6. I love these.... it's true: if you eat all the colorful fresh foods you'll stay ten times healthier! I wish I was there that looks like fun- Utah doesn't know what's up with the fresh markets it's unfortunate.

    Miss Sagey's nose- my favorite picture of course.

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  7. lovely scenes,
    where is this market?

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  8. Gorgeous pictures! I'd love to go to something like this :)

    I have a giveaway going on at my blog right now if you'd like to come by!

    http://thegreenassembly.blogspot.com/2011/10/country-heart-giveaway.html

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  9. oh my gosh I just want to hug that dog :) I love farmers markets!

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  10. So jealous you live in a place where the farmer's markets are still open! And those flowers! Ours closed up shop for the fall/winter :(

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  11. You know I LOVE this post :) What market did u go to?

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  13. Downtown SD...you should totally go when you're back around here Tianna--you would love it!

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  14. I am back around here!! I live in Mission Valley :)

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  15. What is that delicious looking sandwich and hot fudge sundae looking photograph? Colorful, but even more delish looking! Looks like it was a beautiful way to spend the day.

    www.gradtogourmet.com

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  16. Beautiful photos! Makes me want to make a trip to the farmers market this weekend. I love all the color!

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