It’s awesome to know that you have been enjoying the recipes I’ve been sharing with you through the years. It’s especially rewarding to hear that so many of you have experimented with foods you would never have considered before reading about how delicious they are, and how simple it is to prepare them. Some of you have even shared that your newfound fresh and funky food passion has resulted in a more healthy and vibrant life! The most common question we get about the recipes is if we REALLY eat them, or if it’s just a story. The story is we really prepare them at home, eat them, and enjoy them. Often on the boat! A consistent question is, “Where do you find your awesome ingredients?” To answer that, we’ll share with you some of our favorite sites to find great groceries.
An awesome place to get a fast glance at the local food source scene is at The Riverside Arts Market. It’s on Riverside Ave, under the Acosta Bridge next to the Cummer Museum. They are only open on Saturdays from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. Get there early for yoga at 9 a.m.! RAM features ONLY local farm produce, meats, and cheeses. You can even meet the people who grow your food! They are passionate and very enthused to help you learn to eat local. Some of the coolest people I know sell stuff at RAM. Find details at www.RiversideArtsMarket.com.
While you are in Riverside, you have to visit Grass Roots Natural Market on the corner of Park and Margret Streets. It’s the ultimate eclectic, hippy food store. No matter your tastes, Grass Roots can take you there and beyond! Find details at www.TheGrassRootsMarket.com.
No time to travel in search of local food? You can have it delivered direct to your door! Our current local favorite delivery service is www.FrontPorchPickings.com. They will deliver local and organic foods to you every week. It’s cheaper than Whole Foods, and it’s always a surprise as to what will show up! One of the joys of fresh and local food is that foods are picked when ready and then delivered. No watermelons in January! As you discover your own secret sources of natural nourishment, please share them with us. We will keep your secret unless you give us permission to promote your provider. Google+ Authorship https://plus.google.com/117637357764309333555?rel=author Google Places https://plus.google.com/117105783407581893726/about?hl=en Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Inspection-Secrets-Happy-Inspector-ebook/dp/B00DH0M5NU/ref=sr_1_14?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1372245617&sr=1-14&keywords=home+inspection