My New (Cheap) Therapy: The Local Farmers’ Market

Posted July 23, 2012 by jimhigley

I’ve spent a lot of money over the years on some pretty great therapists who’ve helped me gain some terrific insights to life and the curveballs we all get. Fortunately, those days are far behind me.

But I still need to get grounded on a regular basis. I still need to clear my head and regroup. And for me, one of my favorite ways to do that is a 30-minute stroll through our town’s farmers’ market every Saturday morning. Rain or shine, it’s a great way to start the weekend.

And, as many of you know, I’ve been on a “Veggie Revolution” the last several months – – – as I try to just eat better.

If you haven’t visited a farmers’ market near you, you should put it on your summer bucket list. And, if you have little kids – trust me – it’s the best way to get them interested in fruits and veggies.

And, it’s way cheaper than 30 minutes in therapy!

Special shootout to the nice folks at Hidden Valley for sponsoring this post. I’m part of their Parent Advisory Board which is charged with spreading the word about their awesome “Love Your Veggies” program. It’s all about getting kids to eat their vegetables (so they don’t develop all of my bad eating habits!) Check out all our great information on the Hidden Valley website – including some pretty simple recipes – to help you get your kids off to a good eating start!