A few years ago I guest wrote a post for a vegetable soup recipe on the MommyCon website. Learn about it below and click the link to see the full recipe!
When you buy local, you not only support your local economy, but you support the betterment of the environment. Picking your veggies for your vegetable soup solely from a local vendor means there were fewer miles used to transport it, fewer toxins released into the air, and a low carbon footprint overall. I love the Farmers Market, not just for produce, but also for the wonderful handmade items and small batch local items that people sell there. In fact, my favorite eco-friendly tea is made near me and sold at my town’s Farmers Market.
Eat In Season
Local and in-season food is so sustainable! Eating in-season foods means that it is likely grown near you, and that is more-so likely when you buy it at a Farmers Market near where you live. While growing your own organic garden would be optimal, not everyone can do that. The Farmers Market is a fun way to get out of the house with your family and shop for in-season fruits and vegetables that people who live near you have grown.
Vegetable Soup Recipe
Vegetable soup is what you make it. It can be created during any season with any combination of ingredients. Have fun creating your own vegetable soup. Let your kids pick out some veggies to add to the mix. Try something new every time. Or, if you want a tried and true recipe, here’s my favorite take on it for the spring and summer season.
What are some of your favorite ingredients in a veggie soup? Any tips or tricks that make it irresistible to the whole family? Let me know in the comments below!