July 10, 2011

Saginaw Farmers' Market

Do you know where your food comes from? As Michael Pollan says, "Shake the hand that feeds you." Meaning the best place to buy your food is straight from the farmer. They can tell you how it was grown and often the best way to prepare it.

Farmers' markets are good for the community as they support local businesses, good for the environment as it reduces transportation costs and packaging and good for your health, as the food is fresh and usually grown with less chemicals than commercially grown food. It is a great way to get your kids excited about fruits and vegetables, give them a few dollars and let them pick out whatever they want. It becomes a fun event shopping for healthy food!

I encourage you to visit the Downtown Saginaw Farmers' Market! Located on Washington across from St. Mary's Hospital, the market is open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

There is an organic stand at the market, Nature's Pace Organics, that had a great recipe for a kale quinoa salad. There were lots of Michigan grown blueberries and strawberries, and some of the best peaches I have ever had.

Support your local farmers market, it is a benefit to your health and your community. 

Click here to visit and like the Saginaw Farmers Market Facebook page. What is your favorite food from the farmers market? 

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