I want to title this post so many things: how to dress down a midi skirt, how to dress up a t-shirt, “maybe you literally can even,” the farmer’s market guide…this might be the post of all posts, or I might just be too scatterbrained to come up with something cohesive. Probably the latter!
Diving into my obsession with farmer’s markets (which I think should technically be “farmers’ markets” since it’s never just one farmer and it’s not just one person’s markets…okay, you don’t care) I finally made it to the Greenwich Farmers’ Market this month! I’ve been dying to go ever since I moved to Greenwich and somehow I space out each Saturday until around 2:00pm, which is when the farmers’ market is over. Of course!
I love farmers’ markets for a few reasons: 1) because I try to find any excuse to support small/local businesses, 2) I love knowing where my food comes from, 3) it’s a lot easier to get motivated to shop for groceries outside on a beautiful day than inside a store… 4) the variety of produce is amazing! The all-time best farmers’ market was in Boulder, Colorado. Shocker. I still am dreaming about the endless rows of tents selling the most unique, natural, and most importantly delicious foods.
So here a few quick tips for finding success at a farmers’ market:
–bring lots of canvas bags (or those reusable bags, like the ones from Lululemon). Produce is heavy and you have to tote it around with you as you get distracted by each vendor. Also, produce bruises easily, so the more bags you have the less weight you have to have in each bag, meaning the better kept your produce is. [Pro tip: make sure to separate your squash and tomatoes]
–walk the whole farmers’ market before buying anything! There are so many vendors and so many of them have the same/similar produce so compare pricing, the sellers’ personalities, and quality of the products before making any decisions.
If you’ve made it this far through my mishmash of thoughts then you’re probably wondering what’s with my shirt? Let me tell you! I’m a long time Bachelor/Bachelorette fan (yes, the TV show) and one of my favorite contestants of all time is Sarah Herron. She is so inspirational in so many ways, the way she handled herself on the show (classy, not tacky), the way she has stepped up to be a role model for women and girls (especially those born with physical differences), and how she stepped away from a steady job to pursue her passion: showing people that “maybe you literally can even.”
This shirt plays off that overused phrase of “I literally can’t even,” which honestly doesn’t make any sense! It sounds a lot like laziness to formulate a coherent sentence. I love how this shirt makes people stop and think, even if only for a moment. Whenever I wear this shirt I always catch people starring at me, and all I can hope is that they ask themselves the next time they think they can’t do something, that maybe they actually can.
Purchasing these shirts supports SheLift, a non-profit organization that Sarah Herron started to empower women (as explained above). Check it out here!! And buy a t-shirt here! I’m wearing the American Apparel women’s tee in a size small and it fits snug, which I like!
shirt: SheLift • skirt: similar here, here, and here • purse: Kate Spade vintage, similar-ish here • sunglasses: Tory Burch • bracelet: David Yurman • shoes: Superga
Are you a fan of farmers’ markets? What are your tips and tricks to finding success at one? Happy Friday!
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Such pretty photos! I love farmers markets… one of my favorite things to do in the summer/fall!
Thanks Kristen! I feel like a little kid in a candy store when I stumble upon a farmers’ market! But like..the healthy version of a candy store!