Every Saturday Trey and I head to the Farmers Market near our home. The Farmers Market is a major component of my weekly shopping. I find taking in all of the fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as freshly made breads and snacks, very inspiring for my week of making meals.
I am not someone who goes to the market and just buys what looks good. If I did that I would come home with WAY too much food. Everything looks good to me at the market! I make a weekly meal plan keeping in mind what’s available at the Farmers Market. My meal plan usually includes 4 specific dinners and basic ideas for lunches and breakfasts. I then shop at Whole Foods, the Farmers Market and Trader Joes to buy all of my food for the week.
Trey comes with me on most Saturdays and it is a great way to inspire him to eat more fruits and vegetables. He loves trying samples at the different stands. Fruits are always a favorite, but he finds vegetables that he likes as well. I like that he has an understanding of food in its “raw” form, before preparation. He also has an understanding that all food is not available all the time. He knows that there is a strawberry season, a grape season etc.