Archive for April, 2012

Why shop at your local Farmer’s Market

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Here are 10 reasons to shop at your local Farmer’s Market, according to the Global Healing Center;

1.  You’re buying locally, 2.  There are better prices on organic fruits and veggies, 3.  You are supporting your local economy and farmers, 4.  You’re eating seasonally, 5.  The food is safer, 6.  The fruits and veggies are fresher, 7.  You’ll find a large variety, 8.  There is no doubt the food tastes better, 9.  It’s good for your health, 10.  And most importantly, it’s fun!

You can visit us Fridays, 5-9 at the Monrovia Family Festival and Farmers Market in Old Town Monrovia – see you there!

Below is a Salsa Recipe for those tomatoes you just bought:

1 tbsp/15 mL water
2 tsp/10 mL cilantro
1/2 tsp/2.5 mL Cumin (Tin)
1/4 tsp/1.2 mL cayenne pepper
1 tsp/5 mL Coarse Sea Salt

Combine in a bowl and let sit while chopping vegetables.

1 red onion, diced
2 avocadoes, peeled and diced
3 tomatoes, chopped
2 limes

Dice and chop onion, avocados and tomatoes. Place in bowl; add spice mixture and toss to coat evenly. Squeeze limes over salsa; toss to coat.

Bon appetit!