Need an idea of something to do in the high desert? Think healthy…nutrition. Think food. Organic food. Earthy. Aha! Farmers Market. Visit the local farmers market on a Thursday morning between 8:00 and 12:00. It’s the perfect place to take your children while they’re out of school for the summer.
Don’t worry about making coffee before you go. You’ll see a coffee vendor on the left as you walk in. Prefer organic coffee? You’ll be thrilled to find Tonyan Coffee at the farmers market, too. Last week they had a delightful tasting lavender coffee available. It’s a seasonal flavor and oh so good iced on a hot day. Incidentally, they have THE BEST cinnamon rolls and nutritious bran muffins ever. No breakfast yet? Tonyan Coffee’s just the place to go to.
Motivate yourself to eat fresh and organic food by taking a stroll around to see the large variety of fruit and vegetables from vendors. It’s hard to resist stocking up on such beautiful fresh produce that you’ll discover. Bring some cash in case a vendor doesn’t accept debit cards.
Going to the farmers market is a fun family thing – even for the little tots.
The berries are gorgeous – strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. It’s smoothie time, people. Go Thursday and buy plenty of berries to make fresh, organic fruit beverages because starting Sunday, Victor Valley is going to get H-O-T for a few days! Temperatures from 105 to 110 degrees is the kind of weather to drink cold nutritious smoothies with earthy goodness like beets, beet greens, spinach, kale, strawberries, blackberries, and so on.
Look for these vendors for more great finds:
- local honey
- several flavors of olive oil and vinegar
- little girls’ bows, flowers, socks, and tutus
- and much more!
Come early so you can get a good parking space up close across the road from the market. Bring your rolling carts to place your produce in. Keep a cooler with ice in your car to place your food in it. You may need to make a few stops before returning home. That won’t be a problem with the food in the ice chest.
Consider trying a beet and berry smoothie (don’t throw away the greens – they’re great in smoothies). Got more recipes for smoothies? Share with us!
Enjoy Your Day!