Farmers’ Market and Real Swiss Chard

We had our first family visit to the farmers’ market today. It’s held three days per week. Once we move, we’ll be nearly next door to this bustling outdoor event. Much better than having to haul everything back on the bus!

Markets like this are great for us because all the fresh fruit and vegetables are allergy-friendly. No label reading or translating required. To keep things easy (and safe), we tend to cook lots of whole foods with few ingredients. While this can be a healthy way to eat, we don’t always have the option of throwing a frozen pizza in the oven – which would be nice once in a while.

Today’s purchases included real Swiss chard. I was curious about the origin of the veggie’s name, and it turns out a Swiss botanist first identified this leafy super-vegetable. Low in calories and full of vitamins, I sometimes mash it in with sweet potatoes or black beans and use it in fried rice for my food-allergic son.

More recipes forthcoming with ingredients from the farmer’s market!

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Farmers’ Market and Real Swiss Chard

  1. Sandy Shaw says:

    Hi Heddi, Being close to a farmer’s market sounds very exciting to me. Lucky you. When we were in Rome recently we were staying right above a street market and every morning we could get fresh squeezed juices there. Xosandra

    Sent from my iPhone

    • dairyfreeswitzerland says:

      Hi Sandra! That sounds lovely. No fresh squeezed juice, but we saw huge piles of mushrooms, local honey, fresh fish from the lake, bread and pastries baked onsite, etc. So many delicious treats to try. When are you coming to visit? 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s