LOCATION: Old Colorado City
Thank you Naked Juice for sponsoring this post! All thoughts & opinions are my own.
The Farmer’s Markets are now alive and kicking here in Colorado Springs. As much as I can, I weave Saturday mornings at the Farmer’s Market into our summer schedule. It is like pulling teeth to get me to want to go to the grocery store but the Farmer’s Market it a totally different vibe (and story – I’m like a puppy dog at the door!) It is calmer, the air is fresher, and the people are kinder. We walk around the booths, talking to owners, trying samples, and figuring out what we will buy that day.
We filled my bag with fresh fruits & veggies (like we always do) but even more so because we’ve declared this summer the summer of salads! This year we discovered a new favorite booth – Emerge Aquaponics – and picked up some delicious bib lettuce from them. We also found giant tomatoes (perfect for burgers), plums, avocados, and cherries.
I grabbed a couple Naked Cold Pressed Juices for us to sip on as we walked around the Market. 1. Because they are delicious, 2. Because it is hot, and 3. Because they are packed with high quality fruits and vegetables that are cold-pressed right into the bottle & shipped fresh. They pretty much allow me to be a juicer without having to make a mess!
When we arrived home, I whipped up some fresh chicken salad lettuce wraps with some of the ingredients we picked up that morning. It was so darn tasty. And also so fun to know where all the ingredients came from. As much as I love adventure, it is so nice to also allow for slow days. Slow days walking around the Farmer’s Market, making lunch in your kitchen, and sitting on the porch with a cold juice.
Do you have local Farmer’s Markets that you try to go to? What are some of your favorite finds? I encourage you to head to one near you this summer, find some fresh new ingredients, and allow yourself to slow down a little.