February 13, 2012 by Zuri
This week I got a surprise. In an effort to help me meet my diet goals, Baron picked up a new toy. He bought a Jack LaLanne Power Juicer Express! Now we can buy fruits and vegetables and make fresh juice – yummy! Also, we replaced our blender, which was leaky and dying, so yay for more smoothies!
While driving home tonight, we decided to stop by a store we’d never gone into before – The Fresh Market. It reminds me of a Whole Foods, but a little smaller. They had an excellent supply of produce, lots of natural fruits, nuts and candies, coffee beans, hard to find oils and vinegars, tons of cheese – it was a really nice little place! It said on the sign out front that they sell Sushi too, but we didn’t see the sign until we were on our way out.
We picked up some great looking produce – Honeycrisp apples that are freaking HUGE, a bag of seedless red grapes and a bundle of kale. I’ve really been wanting to try kale. We also finally – FINALLY – found a jar of tahini! It only took forever. Also, we found some really tasty sodas, with sugar instead of HFCS in them. One of them was Zevia, a soda that contains stevia instead of sugar, which I’ve been dying to try. I picked the Ginger Root Beer flavour. Baron picked out some of the coffee beans for himself.
I like the fact that The Fresh Market is a lot closer to my apartment than Whole Foods – a twenty minute ride instead of a forty five minute drive. It’s smaller, with less of a selection, but I’m hoping to at least make a monthly trip out there for some staple items. Like most specialty stores of it’s kind, the prices are higher than your average supermarket, but you can find a lot of stuff there that you can’t find anywhere else. Looking forward to my next trip out there!