As you may already know, I love talking about Arbonne and all that it offers, but I am also very passionate about other things in my life that tie in beautifully with the Arbonne lifestyle…
The one I specifically want to talk about today is eating a clean and locally grown diet. This goes hand in hand with Arbonne’s values and I really enjoy making daily healthy decisions in terms of what I put in my mouth. And guess what? So much of what I eat comes from my local area. I want to encourage you to eat the same way too!
Every single Saturday morning, my husband and I jump in the car and head to the Franklin Farmers market where we load up on greens, vegetables, and sustainably raised meats. It’s truly one of the highlights of our week. I love seeing the happy faces all coming together with a common goal – to get groceries for the week.
No matter where you live, I guarantee there is a local farmers’ market within 1 hour of your home. Google it. Or if you already know about one but haven’t made it over there yet, try something new this week and go for it. You will be glad you did.
I know we don’t all live in the same area, but I will share with you what’s in season in Tennessee and what you may find at other farmers’ markets across the country this summer.
What’s in season now? Well, a lot of things!
Various types of lettuces like butter and Panisse
Micro-greens of all sorts
Greens like spinach, kale, and mustard greens
Turnips and radishes
Herbs like cilantro, parsley, basil, chives, thyme, rosemary, dill, oregano, and sage
It is so important to eat lots of vegetables and fruit with adequate amounts of fiber and nutrients to set you up to win throughout your day. You can totally taste the difference between locally grown produce compared to the stuff at the grocery store. Picking up a load of goodness like the products I listed above makes it super fun and easy to whip up delicious recipes throughout the week.
As for meat at the market, you can generally find nutritious and mouth-watering grass-finished beef and lamb; pastured pork, chicken, duck, and eggs; as well as wild-caught fish. We never leave disappointed. In fact, we normally always leave with more than we thought we were coming for because of the surprises that local vendors bring each weekend. It all tastes AMAZING!
I hope you get to enjoy the farmers market somewhere this week. It’s fun and totally worth it for the health of you and your family, I promise.
Have a great week!