A Healthy Thanksgiving Shopping TipWe are having so much fun being thankful for this year as we begin our very first FamilyForHealth.com Thanksgiving. Like most of us, my Thanksgiving shopping day is always last minute and chaotic. I scramble through stores, it seems like I am always having to visit as least three or more stores and I get frustrated as I have to make my way through the crowds of other frustrated and hurried people. This year, I finally stopped the madness of Thanksgiving shopping and made it a family fun experience by supporting our local farmers and shopping at our favorite Farmers Market at SoCo Collection.
Summers on a Farm
I am grateful that I grew up visiting my grandparents farm in Mexico every summer since the year I was born. My father and grandfather showed me the value of hard work and good quality food as they allowed me the privilege of learning and working the land by their sides. This was not only an incredible memory of bonding that I will always hold dear to my heart, but it also instilled in me a tremendous appreciation for our organic local farmers of today. Back in the 80’s and early 90’s, when I was a little girl working my grandfather’s farm, there were no stresses associated with the need to produce high yielding crops like farmers deal with today as they have to compete with GMO (genetically modified organisms) farms. My grandfather simply appreciated and took great care of Mother Earth and her bounty. I am eternally thankful to my grandparents and parents for making me the grateful and faithful woman that I am today. Experiencing my grandparents' passion for their “Why”, helped me in understanding our “why“.
Lucas and his Edible TurkeyOur Thanksgiving shopping day at the SOCO Farmers Market was extra fun this year because Lucas had the idea of creating food art by making an edible turkey using only fruits and vegetables. Lucas quickly ran up to his favorite Farmer, Rigo, and hand selected red leaf lettuce and kale for the turkey feathers as well as other produce. It’s all in his head at this point, so we will wait and see how the turkey turns out. By the way, the boy hasn’t seen Pinterest or any of the food art turkey postings on there. He simply takes after my father who has also never seen Pinterest (or anything on the internet – he’s totally old school) but yet, has always come up with food art and food decor far before the internet even existed. I expect genetics to kick in and I’m excited to see Lucas’ edible turkey! Keep ‘ya posted!
Shop Locally for Your Thanksgiving Food
Our family health focus of real organic eating almost made our Thanksgiving shopping a one-stop-shop. The only thing we did not count on was that none of us have been able to resist our cornucopia of organic farmers' market food that is on our kitchen island. It is now dwindling away 🙂 But, that has an easy fix! There are multiple farmers markets in our area on the weekdays too. We will just have to hit another Orange County Farmers Market later this week. Here is the handy link that we use to locate a local Farmers Market, LocalHarvest.org. Here, you can find local certified Farmer's Markets throughout the whole country! We encourage you to source your Thanksgiving dinner ingredients by supporting your local and organic Farmers and HAVE FAMILY FUN while you're doing it!
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Paying it Forward in Health!…Family For Health
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