A Healthy Yakima is one of the four main initiative focuses at The Memorial Foundation. It seems like everyone is talking about changing to a healthier lifestyle. We are so lucky that opportunities for these changes abound in Central Washington.
Healthy eating is just one facet of a healthy lifestyle. Walking through the farmer’s market last weekend really made me realize how very fortunate we are. Every booth offered tastes of local bounty, and the conversations all around were about new foods, how to prepare them, preserve them, experiment with them, even craft with them! The seemingly endless variety of fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs seems to get everyone out and talking. It’s exciting to me, an old hand at preserving food for my family, to see young and old alike, sharing knowledge to keep the traditions going. The old adage ‘many hands make light the work’ is very true at harvest time.
Eating healthy food is so easy in Yakima. These long sunshiny days seem to grow a new fruit stand nearby every week! So, tie on your walking shoes, grab your shopping bag, and head out to find a fruit stand and a new taste adventure! You might want to bring the little red wagon along; it’s pretty hard to say no to all that delicious produce!