This is what you get…

I must be the only person in Miami who is not reveling in the afterglow of the Radiohead concert.

If luck is when preparation meets opportunity, the misfortune that I am feeling right now due to my lack of preparation is evidence that procrastinating does not pay.  I will spend the rest of the day thinking about what I did (or didn’t do), and then when I stop doing that, I am sure that someone in some social media channel will remind me of just how awesome it was that they ended the show with Karma Police, and I will go back to where I started.

That’s the beauty of Miami: things happen even when you are not paying attention.

Anyway, while everyone was at the American Airlines Arena for the concert, I was home cooking up one of my favorite dinners: Mexican fish with spring salad and candied sweet potatoes.  Thanks to the amazing vendors at the Pinecrest Farmers Market, I was able to make a dinner with ingredients that were completely seasonal, local and organic.

Many people underestimate the importance of local food.  Until recently, even I did.  Unlike states that have frozen winters and scorching hot summers, we live in a place where we can get locally grown, seasonal food all year round.  In the city of Miami alone there are multiple markets where one can pick up high quality food items often times for a fraction of the price.

Why not go try them out?

As our city grows and changes and we begin to see more people out on their bicycles and with their recyclable shopping bags, it only makes sense that we support local agriculture and locally based vendors.

Many of our local restaurants have embraced the local food movement and that is a clear indication that patrons are becoming more demanding in their tastes.  I mean, doesn’t fresh food taste better?  and don’t even get me started on the health benefits…

What are you waiting for? Try it out for yourself.

You can find a map with all the markets in our area here.

Let me know how it goes.

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