Garden Market

Doolittle Park, Wallingford, C.T.

I am a huge fan of Wallingford’s Garden Market and on Saturday I spent most of the morning there. Sadly, yesterday was the last day the garden market was open for the year. The event which was held every Saturday starting in July and featured tons of great local vendors including my good friend Andy from Designable.

@designable ready for action

They have many booths: massages, juices, cakes, wood, crystals, decor, soaps, fruits, vegetables and more. I invite you to check their IG so you can have an idea about the different things you can find there.

My friend Rossana (Plan of Youth) spent her Sunday morning at @ygfarmersmarket in Miami. It is the largest market in South Florida, with over 300 under-roof booths in a 100.000 square-foot facility.

What is amazing about garden markets are the variety of produce they have. There is something for everyone. This is what Rossana brought home:

Prickly Pear Cactus: rich in antioxidants and phytochemicals, fights inflammation, supports the immune system.

Italian Plum: powerhouse of minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients. Natural tranquilizer, improves the skin, regulates digestive tract, improves metabolism.

Rambutan: lowers cholesterol, improves digestion, increases immunity, hydrates and energizes, tones the skin.

Mangoes: combat acidity, cleanse the blood, clear skin, prevents cancer.


Baby Bok Choy: antioxidant rich, stronger teeth and bones, anti-inflammatory, combats skin infections, promotes hair growth.

Artichokes: reduces bad cholesterol, relieves hypertension, good for liver health, high in fiber, diuretic.

Graffiti Egg Plant: high in vitamin C, minerals and fiber, improves memory, reduces risk of heart disease.

Lion’s Mane Mushroom: helps with memory, aids in digestion, all natural booster.

Red Kale: improves eye health, reduces inflammation, fights cancer, boosts immunity, aids detoxification.

Photo by Alexandr Podvalny on Unsplash

She also bought Brussels sprouts, Swiss chard, fennel, baby spinach, garlic, red onions, papaya, grapes, carrots, beets, coconut and many fresh herbs like sage, parsley, peppermint, mint, rosemary and thyme.

All of these plants work as a natural pharmacy for her, and it helps to clear skin by allowing it to glow naturally.

Which ones do you like the most? I usually buy my produce based on the benefits. Do you shop based on the food properties?

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