Thursday, May 16, 2019

What You Should Buy at the Farmers Market This Summer!

Hey cupcakes! One of my favorite things to do in the summer months is to hit up my local farmers market. There is an excellent one in my hometown, as well as in the city where my internship is - this means I get to enjoy the local options all summer long! 😀 The farmers market is an essential part of my in-progress-to-zero-waste lifestyle, so I would recommend checking out yours for these summer goods!


~Any "Toxic 13" things that are in season: To live sustainably, you should make sure to eat local and seasonal food! These 13 fruits and vegetables tend to suck up the most pesticides if you don't buy them organic and/or local: apples, carrots, celery, cherries, grapes, kale, lettuce, nectarines, peaches, pears, spinach, strawberries, and bell peppers. Check out your farmers market to see what your local farmers are growing!

~Local honey: I didn't know that honey can be a different color depending on your location... Support your local honeybees and the local floral flavors!

Make sure the honey is sold in glass jars!!

~Berries: Summer is my favorite time for any type of berry, and they can be super cheap at the market. Nothing screams summer more than a bowl of blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries 🍓

~Flowers: My market even has some succulents! I love to see what gorgeous flowers are in season - I think a vase of fresh florals on the dinner table makes the perfect centerpiece. 😊


~Local delicacies: If you live by a river, check out the local fish. 🐟 If your region is known for its cheese, then check out the cheese selection! 🧀 Summer is a great time to try new foods, so find the coolest (and maybe even weirdest) things that your farmers market has to offer!

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What are your favorite things to purchase at the farmers market? Comment below and don't forget to follow The Chic Cupcake to never miss another post!

Love,
Jenna 

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12 comments:

  1. How lucky are you to have a farmers market. Our town centre market is a sorry affair that sells mostly Chinese clothing! I've a beekeeper friend who keeps me in honey and do have a thing about succulents! x

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    1. Wow that is awesome that your friend gives you honey - I wish I had a friend who beekeeped! :)
      Jenna ♥
      The Chic Cupcake - A Sustainable Lifestyle Blog

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  2. I have farmer's market at my place, but I haven't been to one before. Ha!! Heard things are affordable.

    https://www.missymayification.co.uk

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    1. I would definitely check it out as it is so affordable! Last summer I got three huge zucchinis for $1 total!
      Jenna ♥
      The Chic Cupcake - A Sustainable Lifestyle Blog

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  3. These are fantastic suggestions, thanks for sharing Jenna! I never knew about the 'Toxic 13' so that is handy to know. Farmers markets are such a great way to eat healthy, fresh, nutritious food and saves on so much unnecessary packing too! I'll definitely have to find out where my nearest one is and take a visit. Thanks again for sharing your tips and advice, fab post! <3 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Bexa! I love bringing my own reusable bags with me to make sure I use absolutely no packaging, so I think anyone trying to be sustainable should check out their local market :)
      Jenna ♥
      The Chic Cupcake - A Sustainable Lifestyle Blog

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  4. I love buying fresh fruit, flowers, and pastries at a farmer's market. Lovely post :)

    https://www.chicnpink.com

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  5. You're so lucky to have a market like this! We don't have one where I live and I'd love to be able to shop for produce this way. I love that berries are coming into season! x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. I hope you are able to visit a farmers market at some point!! Thanks for stopping by :)
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      The Chic Cupcake - A Sustainable Lifestyle Blog

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  6. We love local honey for our allergies. And yes to all the local fruits and veggies.

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  7. I love visiting nearby farmer's market,
    love the atmosphere and the products
    are oh so good...things you don't really get
    from the supermarket. Love their vegetable and fruits and jams.
    Nice post and have a great day!♥

    Ann
    https://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

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