“Carlos, que haces?” to which I reply:
“Voy al farmers’ market, mi corazonita. Regreso en una hora con desayuno y mas amor!”
Then I step out and drop by the farmer’s market. So I’m sure your next question is: Why would I leave that gorgeous Costa Rican girl in bed to go buy some vegetables?
Because: Real men go to the Farmers’ Market.
It’s so useful for so many reasons. In today’s world of super unhealthy processed food, the McDonalds epidemic, and lots of artificial pesticides and fertilizer, the farmers’ market is a great place for high quality, low priced healthy food. There’s farmers’ markets seemingly everywhere these days and there’s some really good reasons to be a weekly customer.
First, the food at the farmers’ markets is fresher and nicer than grocery store stuff. Half of the time I go to the grocery story the lettuce is wilted, the eggplant is mushy, and the strawberries have spots on them. Maybe that’s because they were driven in thousands of miles last week and sat in some warehouse for another couple of days. At the Farmers’ market the veggies (hopefully) come from local producers, and the time from field to plate is much quicker.
Because of the saved costs in fuel, middlemen, advertising, refrigeration, etc the farmers’ market is usually way cheaper than the store. Sometimes the deals are ridiculous, like a whole basket of peppers or big bags of spinach or tomatoes for just a buck or two. In America I can stuff my fridge with fresh vegetables for $20 every week at the farmers’ market. Try that at Whole Foods!
Ok, so you dragged yourself out of bed hung over (or still drunk) to the market. While you’re there look around. Look at all those girls in yoga suits carrying their reusable grocery bags! Didn’t see them at the bar last night, did you? That’s because they went to bed early last night because they ran a 10K this morning. Maybe they’re not wearing a lot of makeup, but they look pretty good, right! And look, they aren’t fat! This is where to meet them, just ask their opinion of that organic spinach or their favorite quinoa recipe.
For those other girls you actually did meet at the bar or the mall, they will be impressed that you go to the farmers’ market. How many other single guys from the club do they know that show up there Saturday morning? If she also goes, you can talk about which location you like best, “oh the Broadway farmers’ Market has the best mushrooms”, etc. If they don’t go, they know they should. Knowing you go will make them a little insecure perhaps, like when you meet someone who goes to the gym every day. Everybody knows it’s a good idea to be healthy. It’s always good to look like you have your life and health together.
So that’s today’s tip. The Farmers’ Market is Single Dude Travel recommended. They’re all over the world these days, so you can do it when you travel too. Now you can cook to bang with fresh ingredients wherever you travel. Bon apetit, and enjoy dinner with your new cute yoga girl!