Last weekend I made a trip to my local farmer’s market to get fresh produce for my weekly green smoothie making sesh.
I was so happy to see that peaches are in full season. I have fond memories of going over to my grandma’s as a kid to pick peaches off of her peach tree. Not only did we have a plethora of peaches for snacks while they were harvesting but she would can them for us to enjoy all year long. Peaches played a big role in my life growing up.
Other than peaches I bought nectarines, pears, kale, beets, raspberries (raspberries are HUGE in utah. They are harvested mostly up in Bear Lake where they have a festival to celebrate) and my usually green, kale. I decided to try something new this week by adding mustard greens, parsley, and amaranth.
To be honest I think I’m going to stick with just kale and spinach in the future. Maybe a little parsley here and there. The mustard greens and amaranth added a little spice and completely overwhelmed all the fruit I added. I couldn’t taste any of the peaches, and I put A LOT of peaches in.
I’m so happy that Salt Lake has such a successful farmer’s market with a large variety of local farmers to choose from. I wish it would last all year long! I enjoy contributing to the local economy and participating in something that is so pro community.