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.
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!