Farmer’s Market

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Lizzie Lau

Ebi and I love going to the farmer’s market on Sundays. It is walking distance from home, so often she will ride her balance bike and I’ll push the stroller so that she can take a break if she gets too tired or too hot. She is almost too tall for the bike, but it clips onto the handle of the stroller with a giant carabiner so I don’t have to try to carry it and push a stroller.

 If I’m honest, the farmer’s market has been more of a social event for us than an opportunity to shop. I want to support the local growers, but the prices are so high that I usually only buy things that are hard to find elsewhere, like blood oranges. Usually, we get a coffee for me at Old Town Coffee and a muffin for Ebi from L’Artisan Valley Baking Company We wait for our friends to arrive and play on the event lawn, kicking a ball, or blowing bubbles.

I’m getting more serious about buying organic produce, and I’m pledging to always buy organic when it comes to the dirty dozen. These are 12 fruits and vegetables that are most likely to be contaminated with high levels of pesticides.

Dirty Dozen
Sweet Bell Peppers
Grapes (Imported)