This morning, I headed out to my favorite farmers market—CUESA’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market—to do some shopping for low FODMAP produce and meet a friend for brunch. While I waited for her to find parking, I walked around the market to get a good look at all the possible seasonal treats I could take home.
It was my first chance to make it to a market this month. Everyday life has been a little challenging lately, which has meant I hadn’t given myself the gift of time to leisurely shop the market in weeks. Which is why I’m finally posting this month’s produce guide so late in the month.
I was especially taken with the produce stand that I featured in this month’s blog header image. So many people I know think of salad greens and lettuces as a boring health food that is begrudgingly eaten. But this beautiful market stand had more than a dozen different types of lettuces and salad greens to chose from. It was definitely the opposite of boring!
I think that, in a nutshell, is what makes the farmers market such a great place to shop while you are on the low FODMAP diet’s elimination phase. It can start to feel a little limiting to have a number of your previously favorite foods no longer available to you. But the good news is, it’s likely your local farmers market or produce-focused specialty market have a number of interesting heirloom varietals you can choose to change things up.
And now, on to this month’s shopping list!