Dec 31, 2011

~ happy new year

I'm not one for New Year's Resolutions. Why set myself up for failure? However, eating healthier is something that always seems to be on my mental list, and the thought resonates louder and with more intensity about this time of year. I know the benefits associated with eating healthier would blow me away, but I still find it a constant battle. 
What better way to bring in the new year than a trip to the Farmers Market? I did just that in Winter Park, FL while visiting my folks over the holiday.


Who knew vegetables could be so beautiful and inspiring?














Oh, there were flowers too...



But I couldn't stay away from the produce!





The mosaic possibilities were obvious almost immediately as I was snapping away at the stands...

Happy New Year!
May you have the best of luck with your resolutions this year.
(More Winter Park posts coming!)
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15 comments:

jayneonweedstreet said...

Happy New Year! Fruit and veggies - more, more, more. One blog that inspires me to eat and cook better is 101cookbooks.

jayneonweedstreet said...

Oh, and one more great blog about food - www.healthyfoodsbyrobinson.wordpress.com! She is young, smart, refreshing....wonderful!

Babs said...

Great photos and what a beautiful way to stay healthy!
Thanks for sharing your Farmers' Market trip. Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year!
Babs

The enchanted home said...

Happy New Year Jan...wishing you the best life has to offer in 2012.
Cheers to healthier eating (one of my many many resolutions) and this post sure makes a beautiful argument for it! So many stunning and colorful pictures. If you discover any secrets to making it any easier and figuring out that a salad is as good as a bowl of pasta...please please please let me know! Thus far I haven't been so successful:)
Cheers to a great and healthy new year!

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David & Dianne said...

I just like candy!!

Bohemian said...

OMG, when presented in such an Artistic Display of Natural Beauty how could one NOT want to suddenly eat healthier!?! Their presentation at this Farmer's Market is superb, I'd want one of everything there! *winks* Yes, I always intend to eat healthier... this year I might even succeed?! *winks* From time to time I may just have to come back and visit these visuals to keep inspired to eat fresh produce!

May 2012 be all that you Hope for... Happy New Year from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

GrandmaK said...

What a tantalizing, delicious looking post. I especially thought the strawberries looked luscious!!! Cathy

Annie H. said...

Happy new year, what pretty pictures, nothing like a fresh farmers market to inspire healthy eating. Glad I discovered your blog.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Everything looks so picture perfect! We are fortunate to live in Florida and enjoy lots of fresh fruit and veggies! Happy new year! ♥

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful produce! It's what we dream of here in NW Wisconsin all winter long, and why we dive into those seed catalogs as soon as they arrive in the mail - in January! (long before we can plant anything).

An Eye for Detail said...

Isn't it amazing how food presentation can change the way we think about it? I mean, this market really knows how to present and sell!!! And, of course, being in Florida is what makes all the difference. Oh, the absolutely awful tomatoes we must endure all winter!
Happy New Year to you and your family Jan!

mary said...

I so missed going to the farmers market to see these bountiful colors. Happy New Year!

Festive Season

Mary said...

Most people from my state (NJ) go to FL in the winter for Disney, but I swear, after seeing your pictures, I would go just for this farmer's market. Honestly. :)

Wishing you and yours a very joyous new year! xoxo

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Those are some lovely photos! Those strawberries are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing. Happy New Year! Have a grand day. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse