VTintern and vlogger Anthony Howard heads out to the farmers' market to get some tips from growers and market goers. For more on leeks, check out Peak Seaon: "Leeks" in the March 2011 issue of Vegetarian Times.
I recently heard a farmers’ market grower on the radio refer to spring as the “leafy vegetable season,” citing spinach—not kale, chard, or another trendier green—as one of the best veggies to buy right now. I’m not talking about baby spinach, which is common as grass these days.
January is prime time for reinventing ourselves. New year, new me: sounds simple, right? This year, I resolved to eat cleaner—and less, exercise more, kick caffeine, read more books (OK, read more e-books), and floss every day. Piece of cake, right? Yet by mid-month (just about now) my willpower starts to flicker and I fear my New Year's resolutions are about to get kicked to curb like a dried out Christmas tree. Circa Valentine’s, I might be right back to inhaling Hershey Kisses to make it through an afternoon slump. Couldn't we all use a little help making our resolutions stick?