Today marked the return of the Small Tribe to the Berkeley Farmers Market! Between having a baby and the holidays, we stopped going to the farmers market and just went to the grocery store around the corner. But with the gorgeous, almost 70 degree weather today, we shook off our winter blahs and returned to our regular weekend ritual.
One of the glorious things about living here in the Bay Area (aside from Spring- like weather in January) is the availability of fresh, organic food. I've been reading Alice Waters The Art of Simple Food which discusses the importance of eating locally grown, high quality food that has been cooked simply. I'm very much a novice cook and find her message to be compelling and accessible. The book has been inspiring me to eat better for me and our planet. Having the incredible good fortune to live in a city with- count them- THREE (!!!) farmers markets a week, year round and all within walking distance from my home- there's really no excuse for me not to.
I thought I'd share some images of the fresh loveliness from this morning....
This is some chard we bought for dinner
Organic Rillen Zeml Bread
Carrots, not as sweet this time of year as they are in the late summer when we eat them like candy
Alien Broccoli looking things which we have yet to try, but looked pretty cool to take pictures of
My boys like to play in the park next to the market
Matteo at the Wall of Peace
Luca sleeping on me (as usual). It was pretty bright and sunny out, so I covered him with a playsilk :)
We ended our morning with lunch from the Brazil Cafe, a funky shack across from the University that has Bossa Nova music playing from outdoor speakers.
...And here it is, your moment of Zen...