Des Moines is a great community with numerous options for those who wish to lead a nutritious and healthy lifestyle. There are multiple trails for walking, running and biking throughout the area, parks for recreation and relaxation, and markets! If you’ve lived in Des Moines for more than 24 hours, you’ve heard of that amazing market that is offered every Saturday from 7:00am – 12:00 noon from May until October! Take a walk or bike downtown to check out the variety of vendors located at the Des Moines Farmers Market that offer fresh foods you could benefit from adding to your diet. By choosing to buy and consume fresh, wholesome foods, you are one step closer to a healthier you!
When you make your way to the Des Moines Farmers Market or any other markets, I know it can be difficult to go in blind and steer clear of the things-on-a-stick, fried this and that and the abundance of baked goods, so here are a few things you should add to your list:
- Fresh produce items like fruit and vegetables
- Select baked goods (don’t get too carried away!)
- Fresh fruit smoothies
Fresh produce items are packed with nutrients and vitamins such as fiber, Vitamins B and C – which can be lost when they are frozen or canned – and a number of others! When in season, there are no better tasting produce options than the ones that are offered and available at markets! Fresh herbs that are available at these markets pair well with the produce, chicken, and fish that are available.
Tell us about your favorite things about the farmer’s market!