“Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.” ~ Michael Pollan
Have I told you how much I love food?
I do, you know. Food is one of life’s great joys for me. There is nothing better than fresh food – from produce grown with love and care. Good food is medicine for the body and nourishment for the soul.
Byron Shire, where my little farm is situated, is plush with Farmers’ Markets. I rarely need to buy anything but toilet paper and dried staples from the big grocery stores. Instead I get my food seasonal, local and freshly harvested. Thursday, I can head to the Byron Bay Farmers’ Market, Friday I can visit the markets at Mullumbimby, and Saturday there’s a market behind the pub in Bangalow.
This morning I’m heading out to Mullum (Mullumbimby!). We’ll stock up, have a fresh juice and a really good local coffee from beans grown right here in the Shire, and then we’ll consider our breakfast options… There’s always entertainment, and lots of friendly faces. And I’ll come home laden with hand crafted breads and cheeses, eggs, fruit and vegetables and a few extra goodies. I always seem to gather lots of hugs too, which is the pleasure of shopping in your local community (emphasis on community!).
Here’s a taste of some of my previous market forays…
Food for the Soul.
Delicious hand crafted cheeses and cultured butter from the Bangalow Cheese Company.
Better get some lime to go with that Dragon Fruit.
Eggs and lavender, so I can do a spot of baking, and make a little meditation tea.
Juicy Coopers Shoot tomatoes – famous throughout the Shire. Once you’ve eaten one of these you’ll never want a shop-bought tomato again!
Maybe there’s a local Farmers’ Market near you. Why not go for a visit? There’s nothing like the taste of fresh food, and I think it’s important to support our farmers who put so much care into looking after their land and feeding us from the efforts of their devotion.
Good fresh food raises your vibration too – perfect for sensitive souls and those of you wishing to develop or strengthen your spiritual and psychic ability. Enjoy! ♥
And finally, a song to nom along to! LOL