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Fun at the San Francisco Farmers Market

The beautiful Ferry Building

The beautiful Ferry Building

Last month, I took a long overdue visit to one of my favorite places in San Francisco, the Ferry Building Marketplace, and CUESA Saturday Farmers Market. It had been at least three years since my last visit!

My visit was during the last market of 2014 season, and it happened to be one of coldest weekends of the year! Thankfully, the sun was shining, and it was an unusually calm day, with very little wind. Even though it was in the low fifties, I bundled up and enjoyed the blue sky, sunshine and the market!

I thought it’d be fun to share pictures of some of the vendors, I was surprised to see many farmers and vendors from my area at this market. If you ever find yourself in San Francisco on a Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday, make sure to visit the Ferry Building, you won’t be disappointed!

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The Top Four Food Ingredients I Avoid

I get lots of questions about why I avoid certain things in the food I eat. Since it’s such a common question I decided to write about it.

First, let me say I now follow the 80/20 rule, which means I allow myself to eat what I want if I REALLY want it. I used to be more stringent, but it was stressing me out! That being said, as I’ve come to love the taste of real, nourishing food, rarely do processed foods, sugar, and sweets sound good. If I have dessert, it typically has ingredients I’m comfortable consuming. There are times, like traveling, when it’s almost impossible to completely avoid nasty ingredients. I do my best to pack healthy snacks, but sometimes on a road trip, a convenience store snack sounds good 🙂 Continue reading


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San Francisco Bay Area & Santa Cruz Sources for Real Food

For readers in my general vicinity, local, organic food is abundant, and easily accessible!

Whether you’re already eating real food or just getting started, I hope my list will make it a more practical and affordable option.

Keep in mind, the premise behind a CSA is that your investing in the farm. Your pre-paid subscription helps them finance the upcoming season. You’ll need to be prepared to pay in full for your subscription, however, some offer monthly payment options.

Here’s my local favorites.

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Nationwide Sources for Real Food

Thankfully, I live in an area with easy access to organic produce and pasture raised meat. We have an excellent year round farmers market, and several local farms offer pasture raised meat.

Sometimes ordering from a non-local or online retailer makes better financial sense. I’m hope these sources will make eating real food more convenient and help you stay within your budget.

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