I’m finding that a lot of these deeds are just as good for me as they are for everyone else.
Today’s good deed: BUY ORGANIC
There’s a farmer’s market in my neighborhood on Sunday mornings. I very rarely go, not because it’s not fantastic, but because it’s usually closed after I get home from the 11am church service I attend. I could go before church, but I’m usually having an affair with my pillow at that time. Oh, pillow … I love you.
This morning I decided to push myself out of bed rather than push the snooze button one more time. I’m glad I did. It was a beautiful day for it.
One of the great things about farmer’s markets, besides helping small business owners and getting the freshest of foods, is that there are samples EVERYWHERE. Everyone wants you to taste their wares. I’m an actor … and actors never pass up free food. I’m all for putting tasty, free things in my mouth. I sampled dates, peaches, pistachios, oranges, grapes and something dried (it turned out to be a plum). I ate more samples here than I do on a weekend at Costco.
There’s tons to see at a farmer’s market. And it’s all for sale. My market has a plethora of fruits and vegetables as well as spices, honey, lotions, organic beef, flowers, breads, cakes and pies, t-shirts, essential oils, and little tents that sell freshly cooked food for lunch. There are pony rides for the kids and a little lawn where you can enjoy your newly purchased items or just people watch. Here’s a link to find farmer’s markets in your area:
I had a great time. I ended up buying the tiniest, sweetest Thompson grapes, a walnut/almond/golden raisin medley and a fresh Kalamata olive sourdough loaf that’s so good I’m thinking about staying home from work and having a relationship with it.
Look out, pillow. You’ve got some stiff competition.
Photo (Flickr CC) by Natalie Maynor