Last week we found out why our market goers and market vendors love their local farmers markets. Thanks for sharing with us all of your thoughts! This week, we’re exploring the idea of “real food.”
What is real food? Michael Pollan famously said that real food is food that is unprocessed, food that our grandparents would recognize, and food that has ingredients that we can pronounce. But how easy is it to find and access that “real” food?
At farmers markets, you can talk directly to your farmer about the food that they grow and the food that you eat. You can find out exactly what type of tomato you’re eating, what it tastes like, how it was grown, and most importantly, who grew and picked it.
This week, be on the lookout for the amount of variety that you can find at market. How many colors of peppers can you find? How many different tomato names? Take a moment and just revel in all of the produce that’s available at market that you won’t find anywhere else!
We’ll also be conducting taste-tests at market, so you’ll have a chance to taste the wonderful produce that is available this summer season.
At the end of the day, Michael Pollan still says that “It’s okay to break the rules sometimes.” Maybe real food doesn’t actually have any rules. We think that real food is food that can be enjoyed by any and all, food that can be split amongst each other, and food that nourishes body, mind, and soul.
Real food is food that can be shared with those you care and love for, in whatever form it takes. Come out to market this week and share with us what you think real food means!