6 Reasons To Visit Your Local Farmer's Market

6 Reasons To Visit Your Local Farmer's Market

From flowers to photos, see why you should head down to your local farmer's market.

1. The people are so friendly

Whether you're just there to take the free samples or you're genuinely interested in buying "all natural honey" or "home-grown salsa" everyone working the farmers market is just happy to have you and share their good with you. And everyone, in general, is happy to share their morning outside with everyone else.

2. The food is fresh and delicious

From fresh garden vegetables to sweet homemade pies, the farmers market offers a variety for all taste buds and there's plenty of food to go around.

3. Perfect Photo-ops

Bring your cameras along to this fun festival because just about anywhere is a picture perfect spot from flowers to food trucks as backdrops your next Instagram post will be poppin'

4. There are flowers everywhere

They smell pretty, they look pretty, what more do you need? You don't even need to purchase a bouquet because looks are free!

5. You're supporting your community

It always feels better to give back to those around you. Most of the people and companies selling at the farmers market are from that very town or surrounding towns. Support the businesses that support you; those are the ones at the local farmers market.

6. Waking up early for a good reason

Starting your day earlier feels a lot better when you're having fun and being productive, you can do both of those things at the farmers market it really is free fun.

Cover Image Credit: Sierra Gardner

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Sorry Not Sorry, My Parents Paid For My Coachella Trip

No haters are going to bring me down.

This piece is intended to be a satire of an experience at Coachella.

With Coachella officially over, lives can go back to normal and we can all relive Beyonce’s performance online for years to come. Or, if you were like me and actually there, you can replay the experience in your mind for the rest of your life, holding dear to the memories of an epic weekend and a cultural experience like no other on the planet.

And I want to be clear about the Beyonce show: it really was that good.

But with any big event beloved by many, there will always be the haters on the other side. The #nochella’s, the haters of all things ‘Chella fashion. And let me just say this, the flower headbands aren’t cultural appropriation, they’re simply items of clothing used to express the stylistic tendency of a fashion-forward event.

Because yes, the music, and sure, the art, but so much of what Coachella is, really, is about the fashion and what you and your friends are wearing. It's supposed to be fun, not political! Anyway, back to the main point of this.

One of the biggest things people love to hate on about Coachella is the fact that many of the attendees have their tickets bought for them by their parents.

Sorry? It’s not my fault that my parents have enough money to buy their daughter and her friends the gift of going to one of the most amazing melting pots of all things weird and beautiful. It’s not my fault about your life, and it’s none of your business about mine.

All my life, I’ve dealt with people commenting on me, mostly liking, but there are always a few that seem upset about the way I live my life.

One time, I was riding my dolphin out in Turks and Cacaos, (“riding” is the act of holding onto their fin as they swim and you sort of glide next to them. It’s a beautiful, transformative experience between human and animal and I really think, when I looked in my dolphin’s eye, that we made a connection that will last forever) and someone I knew threw shade my way for getting to do it.

Don’t make me be the bad guy.

I felt shame for years after my 16th birthday, where my parents got me an Escalade. People at school made fun of me (especially after I drove into a ditch...oops!) and said I didn’t deserve the things I got in life.

I can think of a lot of people who probably don't deserve the things in life that they get, but you don't hear me hating on them (that's why we vote, people). Well, I’m sick of being made to feel guilty about the luxuries I’m given, because they’ve made me who I am, and I love me.

I’m a good person.

I’m not going to let the Coachella haters bring me down anymore. Did my parents buy my ticket and VIP housing? Yes. Am I sorry about that? Absolutely not.

Sorry, not sorry!

Cover Image Credit: Kaitlin Harasta

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10 Reasons That My Staple Is Bread And Cheese

Nothin' else is necessary.

This goes out to all those who have scoffed at my eating habits.

You'll never understand me fully. But you'll come close if you read this article.

Cheese and bread. Bread and cheese.

What could go wrong?

.. not sure, but a lot can go RIGHT!

Here are 10 beautiful reasons to love the simple simplicity of cheese and bread. No need to get fancy to get filled:

1. Grilled Cheese

2. A just cheese taco

3. A cheese Quesadilla

4. Cheese bread

5. A cheese bagel

6. A cheese stick and a roll

7. Garlic Bread with cheese on top

8. A cheesy pancake

9. Sauceless pizza

10. A cheese calzone

And to increase the insanity,

here is a poem in honor of this dynamic duo:

I love cheese:

To ooze and squeeze

To greet and eat

To chomp and beat

In my hungry mouth

Until it goes south

Stanza 2

I love bread

Better than lead

Cause it's edible,

Cause it's fed

Me for many a year.


I hope this made you laugh. What a banner article.

Cover Image Credit: Susan Powe

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