Monday, April 23, 2018

April Dilemma

As Farmer’s Market season approaches, here’s a post from someone who shops local year-round:

Safe to Eat? - - AnnieRie Unplugged

Every year I pledge to do more of this, and I try...I guess it’s a sort of Spring ritual. Rather like New Year’s Resolutions, I tell myself I’ll shop at the Farmer’s Market every Sunday and cook with fresh, local ingredients all season long.

And then after a few weeks, I burn out. Maybe it’s “too hot” to go to the Market one Sunday. Or maybe my family rejects the turnip fries or the kale chips or the roasted vegetable melange. I make big promises in April but, when July rolls around I’m thinking air conditioning and minimal kitchen time.

There’s got to be a better way.

Maybe I’ll try just one new item per week this year and see if I can make it through the season without getting overwhelmed, throwing my hands up, and quitting altogether. If you have any advice about sticking with the Farmer’s Market habit, send it my way.

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