As a lover of flowers, fresh food, local businesses, free samples, and farmers markets in general, I’m beyond shocked that this was my first time visiting the one in Winter Park, my favorite hometown spot. Between the homemade kombucha, the vibrant garden, and the iced vanilla latte that a little old woman whipped up for me, which by the way was definitely not a Starbucks skinny, the farmers market will for sure become a Saturday tradition for me! Whether it’s going for a morning run, swim, or doing something in the community like attending a farmers market, waking up early and getting outside is just such food for the soul.
On this particular Saturday, I woke up around 6:45 am and walked to CycleBar, a spin studio that offers classes pretty much everyday of the week near my parents apartment. After a 45 minute cycling session full of thigh burning, dancing, & sweat, a whole lot of sweat, I made myself some oatmeal and headed over to the farmers market with Lucas! Summer in Florida is no joke, my friends, and for some reason, this summer has felt more hot and more humid than it ever has. Mind you, it’s only the beginning. I took this into consideration when figuring out what to wear on this morning knowing there wouldn’t be much shade at the market. I just bought these white jean shorts from Rag and Bone the other day (the best brand, in my opinion, for denim that fits right) and thought they’d be perfect for a morning like this one. Jean shorts can feel pretty basic and that’s why I usually opt for some overalls or a denim skirt. However, by investing in some like these white pair or funky patterned ones, you can mix things up a bit while still adding uniqueness to your look! I found this top while thrifting in Savannah and I’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to wear it. Saturday was the day, y’all! Short sleeved and light-weight tops are so important for us southern folk, so I’m going to make sure to load up on shirts like this one to beat the heat.
Get out and go to your local market! Not only will you be supporting small, local businesses, but also you’ll stumble upon such unique finds, food, & people. You can also walk away with fresh veggies, cheese, and kombucha for the week, like I did, without having to put a dent in your wallet. Yes, you heard me, everything’s soooo much cheaper than it would be if you went to Publix or especially Whole Foods! So grab your sun hat, call up a pal, and maybe I’ll see you next Saturday sampling all the yummy cheese dips with me.