Shop Local Saturday!

Sweet Potatoes and Social Change
All of this week’s farmer’s market finds! Looking forward to some fresh local meals this week! Photo By Samantha McClellan

 While my husband and I usually enjoy our weekly trip to the Farmer’s Market on Friday, this week we were visiting with family on Friday so I took a solo trip to the market on Thursday.

My goal this week was to focus on at least one food that was especially in season, and thus cheaper. This is easy in the summer when berries, peaches, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and zucchini flood the market, but in the spring the pickings are a little slimmer. I chose kale, for a recipe you will get to enjoy reading about later this week. However, I also got lots of other wonderful fresh food as well. Our list included 1 dozen eggs, 1 package of pork sausage, 1 package of bacon, 1 block of cheddar cheese, 4 tomatoes, 1 bunch of kale, lettuce, apples, 3 sweet potatoes, 1 head of broccoli, and some spaghetti squash.

The spaghetti squash was my most exciting find this week. They have been out of season for a few months and thus not appearing at the market… this puts me in quite a quandary because it is a staple of my paleo diet. Paleo vs local? Tough call. But, thankfully, not one that had to be made this week!

All said and done we got everything on the list for about 40 dollars. Not a bad price for any bargain shopper, farmer’s market junkie or Sam’s clubber alike.

Are you heading out to your farmer’s market this weekend? What was your favorite find? Any guesses on what recipes I’ll be trying out this week? Post in the comment section and let me know! Have a great weekend shopping local and changing the world!


Jesse St. Jean

Jesse St. Jean

I am many things: a wife, a daughter, a sister, a nutritional therapist, a dog-mom… and I’m an autoimmune warrior.


  • Love kale! Looking forward to the recipe you’re going to share. One of my favorites is kale chips…easy & yummy!

    • I love kale chips too. That’s not the recipe I’m planning to make this week though. Although if I have leftôvers I may give it a try 🙂

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