This weekend was my first visit to Stinson Beach. It was my cousins birthday and instead of doing the traditional dinner and drinks we opted for a more productive birthday including an amazing hike and BBQ. Stinson beach is located in Marin. The drive out is a little far if you have never been there, but when all was said and done it was so worth it. Sometimes it’s nice to change up your gym routine with a little nature exercise. The weather was completely overcast but was perfect for the hike. I highly recommend this place if you have never been! Have a great week everyone!
Rock On Organic!
This is my favorite event of the week. I have many favorites but cooking probably tops them all. I was at the Campbell Farmers Market this weekend and it was D-E-A-D! A little strange considering the weather was sunny and beautiful and usually that attracts people to get out and do something. Never the less- I would like to encourage you to buy your produce from the local farmers market. Often times the later you go the better prices you can score because they want to get rid of their products. Sometimes it will be $1 per lb. (Major Score). There are also many CSA’s (Community Supported Agriculture) you can join. Find one here.
Buying local refers to where the good was grown and produced. Back in the day when our grandparents were growing up- local farms was the only option. As we build global awareness of the problems factory farms pose to our generation, we’re seeing a return of sustainable, local farmers who believe in the way business used to get done. They also tend to practice more sustainable methods, such as protecting our air, water, and soil quality; and recycling and composting their waste. Small farms have been shown to invest more money back into their local communities.
There are many farmes markets throughout the week. Not only will you reep the benefits of great food, it might inspire you to try something in season that you don’t usually cook with. What’s better than knowing EXACTLY where your food comes from.
Organic goods are like music to nature’s ears. They are biodegradable, and come straight from the ground without shipping harmful polutants off into our atmosphere and water supply. Rock on, organic. Rock on!
Mission Peak Hike….Check!
As part of the September checklist challenge for FNS, I officially completed the Mission Peak Hike in Fremont. I had no idea how high this hike was, nor how steep. All I knew was that I needed sunscreen because it wasn’t shaded. My sudo brother in law was kind enough to tag along (without knowing anything about the hike.) We made it to the first peak- and he was like what the heck did I get myself into? Needless to say, I just kept saying, “We can do it!” I think once you get half way, it’s all mental. My calves were so sore from the stairs I ran Friday, but I pushed through and climbed to the top. If you have a chance….check this one off your bucket list. SO worth it!