Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sunnyvale Farmers' Market, Sunnyvale Ca, Saturdays

DOWNTOWN SUNNYVALE, Murphy Avenue @ Washington
9am to 1pm
Year 'Round
  • Use the market as a place to plan your meal. Go to the market, and get inspired. Learn to shop and eat "seasonally." Produce harvested and picked vine or tree ripened always taste better and will enhance any meal.
  • Talk to the producer. Get invaluable information on even the most common fruits and vegetables.
  • Buy a new item every once in a while. Ask the person next to you or the producer to give you some ideas on how to use it. Or trust your intuition and take it home, taste it raw, steam, roast, grill or stir-fry whatever is in season. This is one of the keys to creative cooking.
  • Get the kids involved. Give them a few dollars and let them buy whatever produce they want and will eat. It's a great way to make them responsible rather than you for eating fruits and vegetables.
  • Take your favorite basket or cloth bag. It's sustainable and environmentally friendly.
  • Recycle your plastic bags. After each market, tuck them back into your market basket. Again, it's an environmentally friendly thing to do.
  • Use your senses to find the best items. Smell, touch (gently) and taste.
  • Bring a friend to the market. Turn someone else on to the rich satisfaction that can be found through the food and community at the Farmers' Market.
If you are not one of the many "Farmers' Market Faithful" that come out weekly to socialize with good neighbors, enjoy great music, experience the bounty of California's finest food or plain old people-watching... you're missing out on some good old fashioned fun!

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