There are so many things to love about summer. Between the sunny days and warm nights, outdoor activities and holidays spent with family and friends, the sunshine season is equal parts relaxing and entertaining. Another reason to get excited for summer – for us plant-based eating folks especially – is the fact that it’s prime time for the farmer’s market! All of the local farmers are setting up shop down the street to share the delicious local produce you can use in juices, salads and other wholesome meals.
If you want to make the most of your visit to the market, here are a few tips and tricks about reserving your produce and understanding which fruits and vegetables are best to buy during the summertime:
Best Produce to Purchase
The summer market provides a variety of delicious plant-based goods for followers of the Hallelujah Diet. Plus, this is one of the freshest and safest places to purchase your produce, as long as you know how your farmer handles his crops. Understanding if the produce is organically grown and free of harsh chemicals and pesticides is key. Here are a few fruits and veggies we highly recommend grabbing:
Peaches make a delicious snack and can be used in many dessert recipes! Remember to pick peaches that are firm if you want them to last a few days. Tomatoes can be used in salads or chopped and tossed with olive oil and enjoyed as an appetizer. At the market, avoid tomatoes