I’ve been meaning to write a post to tell you all of this new place I found for great meat and produce. It’s already been 2 weeks since I went and I still haven’t told you about it yet! Sometimes I feel that life with a toddler is on fast forward the whole time! She is into everything, climbs everything she can, and has found her running legs and they like to go FAST! I’m sure things will get calmer in a month and a half when we add a newborn in the mix. (EEEK!)
I honestly don’t know how some of these bloggers post new blog posts daily, even sometimes 2x per day! I will keep trying to improve my online blogging skills this year and maybe I will finally hit that new post every week goal.
Back to what I wanted to post about! I tried a new market for meat and produce, located in downtown Orlando, called Freshfields Farms (Check out their website HERE). A friend had told me about it and so I wanted to check it out. I’m always looking for ways to 1. Eat healthy, and 2. Save money. This place allowed for both! There was a large selection of produce, probably 25% organic, and much of it local. Same with the meat as well. As far as prices, some of the best deals I got were organic strawberries for $2.50/pint, and hormone free boneless chicken breast for $2.55/lb. I stocked up on some of the chicken, but also got some pork and lamb as well. I know I have previously told you all about Fresh Market’s $2.99 Tuesdays with their chicken, which is also a great deal. One of my friends recently brought it to my attention that it isn’t hormone free however, when I thought it was. It is antibiotic free, but not hormone free, and I think it’s important to reduce the extra hormones as much as possible. I don’t like the idea of farmers/companies pumping hormones in their stock to make more meat and more profit without knowing the long term effects on our health. It took me 3 years to get pregnant with my first daughter after the diagnosis of hypothyroid and PCOS, and during that time I cut out all potentially hormone disrupting foods and artificial junk. (You can read more about that HERE).
I will be going back here again, probably once a month to stock up on some meat. You can check out their website to see what prices they have at the time (prices change with what is in season and in stock).
They break the store up into two stores, one with produce and one with meat. My recommendation would be to bring a jacket!! It is cold in there!
I’d love to hear from any of you who visit Fresh Field Farms and what you think. And also where else you love to go to get your produce, meat, and other whole foods?