Local Love: Palo Alto Farmer’s Market

This past weekend  was absolutely gorgeous. Spring is in the air and warmer weather is just around the corner. Strolling the farmer’s market is one of my favorite ways to get outside, unplug and enjoy the sunshine.

fresh tulips

We are so spoiled here in the bay area by the abundance of high-quality, unique vendors.  Raw, organic, sustainable, gluten-free, vegan, etc. are more than just buzz words in these parts. They’re the lifestyle and culture of the city. It’s one thing I love about living here – you don’t have to look far to find fresh, healthy foods. It makes taking care of your health easy and more importantly, fun. When the fresh, organic food cart tastes better than the drive-thru, it’s a win-win for everyone.

If you’re local, you already know about Cowgirl Creamery. Cheese to die for! This MT TAM rocked my world. Although I left the stand empty-handed I have every intention of bringing some of this home soon – I’m just looking for an excuse.

buy cheese

The minute you arrive, the market smells like heaven thanks to Roli Roti, serving up sustainably farmed rotisserie chicken. We picked one up for an easy (and truly delicious) Sunday night dinner.

farmer's market

Lunch was an Italian Cone from Raw Daddy. “Ricotta” made with cashew cream topped with arugula, basil & walnut pesto, served in a flax seed cone. Paired with a Sparkling Lemonade made with fresh squeezed lemon, fresh ginger, sparkling water and a big of agave nectar. Highly recommend.

Palo Alto Farmer's Market

My friend (and nutritionist) Drew Parisi has recently inspired me to incorporate more fermented foods into my diet (here’s why). Happy Girl Kitchen Co. won me over with their branding, vibrant colors and unique flavors. I just found out they offer class workshops too!

homemade sauerkraut

Be sure to pick up some oranges on your next trip to your local market. They’re finally in-season and tasting delicious. Enjoy them while you can 🙂

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