How Buying Locally Sparks Creativity

Are you stuck in the same old routine day after day? The only way to say goodbye to the mundane is to shake it up with something fresh and new. Why not start with what you eat?

Walking through your local farmers market you may find something that you haven't ever seen before. Take a chance on it, look up recipes that spark your interest (we like to use yummly.com - or follow our pinterest board for ideas).

Remember, you may not like it the first time you try it, but use different cooking methods until you find one that is perfect. There are so many different ways to cook your produce which garnish different flavors; roasting, baking, sauteing, grilling, stir-frying, steaming, etc. Studies have shown it can take 8 to 9 times of trying a new fruit or vegetable to promote liking it, so don't give up!

The next time you visit your local farmers market keep an eye out for something new. Have a conversation with your local farmer around the new piece of produce, they may have a suggestion or two on the best way to prepare it for the most flavor.

So shake off that fear and monotony and embrace your creativity by looking for fresh new produce to introduce to your taste buds.