Although the seasonal transitions in Marin do not hold the drama found in the east given our more subtle color and temperature shifts, the farmers markets are the place to be if you want to get that fall feeling. I recently had a post published on Summer Tomato the blog of Darya Rose, a San Francisco advocate of local, seasonal foods and author of the book Foodist whose approach centers on food enjoyment rather than restriction.
Click on the post title below for a visual on the bright and bountiful appeal of the farmers market in the fall and why, especially if you live locally, you should make it a part of the grocery shopping routine.
This post includes storage tips, recipe links and price comparisons. To learn strategies for getting in and out in fifteen minutes or less or to arrange for weekly or biweekly deliveries to your home, see The Whole Pantry.
For more on Foodist and Summer Tomato, both of which are worth checking out if you find yourself frustrated by diet deprivations and want to rediscover the pleasure of eating, click on the image below.
And tomorrow is Food Day, a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food.
Food Day aims to help people Eat Real. That means cutting back on sugar drinks, overly salted packaged foods, and fatty, factory-farmed meats in favor of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and sustainably raised protein. Food Day envisions shorter lines at fast-food drive-throughs—and bigger crowds at farmers markets.
I met with Lilia Smelkova, the Campaign Manager, in 2011 just prior to the debut of the first Food Day. At that time, 700 activities were planned in 45 states and tomorrow, there are over 4500 taking place nationwide.
Click the image above to find an event near you.
Happy Food Day!