This last weekend we took a family field trip to our local farmers market. It was such a beautiful day here in the Bay Area and I thought I would share with you all some quick snap shots of the mouth watering produce that was available!
Everly had a blast taking in all the colors and people. I can’t wait to make homemade baby food with local organic produce!
And what did I do with all my produce you might ask? Well, I roasted them in a mix of maple syrup, olive oil and spices! So simple but so tasty. Sometimes with fresh organic fruits and veggies less is more!
Chop veggies of your choice into small bite size pieces. Here I used golden beets, carrots, brussel sprouts, and a red onion. In a small bowl, whisk together a bit olive oil, maple syrup, salt, lots of fresh pepper, and a little mustard. (Your amount will depend on how many veggies you are roasting.) Toss chopped veggies in the marinade and dump onto a baking tray spreading evenly. Roast for about 50 minutes to 1 hour at 375* until browned and tender. Serve warm or even chilled mixed into a salad!
It’s so important to support local farmers and learn about where your food is coming from! In the Petruno house, we spend an extra dollar or two to buy the best quality we can get our little hands on and I want Everly to learn about real food and experience what different fruits and veggies taste like! I found this adorable board book all about the farmers market and we read it together the other day…amazing pictures and such vibrant colors! Never too early to start them off right!
I hope this inspires you to eat more locally and seasonally! Cheers foodies! Till next time!