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Let’s do this together video – Farmer’s Market

Santa Barbara has a local Farmer’s Market every Tuesday and Saturday, year-round. How lucky am I to live where I can shop for local, organic, fresh produce?

Do you take advantage of your local Farmer's Markets?

Tuesday Farmer’s Market

Only I haven’t been doing it.

I generally eat healthy, and we have several options to shop for organic foods here. So it’s not that I eat a bunch of junk food or drink sodas, but something has been making me feel “bad” for several years now.

I decided to try the AIP diet to see exactly what foods my body is having issues with. AIP stands for autoimmune protocol.

I am basically eliminating all known inflammatory foods for a few weeks and then introducing them back in, one at a time. Hopefully this will shed more light on what is going on with my body. (Skin issues and gut issues 🙁 )

Do you take advantage of your local Farmer's Market?

In doing that I’ve decided it was time to take advantage of the farmer’s market and get most of my food there.

Do you take advantage of your local Farmer's Market?

I remember picking peaches in Michigan

Have you ever tried AIP diet?

My bounty!

Do you use the farmer’s market as a place to go for “entertainment” or is it where you shop? I’ve always been a bit overwhelmed with actually shopping there, but I’m changing that.

Are you taking advantage of your local farmer’s market? Or do you even have one where you live? I’d love to hear your thoughts too.

I read a great quote by Malcolm X the other day.

When "I" is replaced by "we" even 'illness' becomes wellness. ~ Malcolm X

Is this just perfect? I like doing my “Let’s do this together” videos, because I believe in the power of “we”.

Thank you for joining in!


  1. We have a local farmers market in the summer in the small town I live in. I usually go about 10 miles to Boulder, CO farmer’s market – it’s bigger and has more variety. I love farmers markets!

    • Loretta Sayers
      Loretta Sayers

      2018-05-23 at 14:04

      I bet they have a fun one! I used to only go for “entertainment”. Try some good food, listen to local musicians and people watch. Who knew I could actually shop there!? 😉

  2. Trudy Callan

    2018-05-29 at 18:46

    Which inflammatory foods are you eliminating?

    • Loretta Sayers
      Loretta Sayers

      2018-05-30 at 07:37

      The AIP diet eliminates all grains, dairy, eggs, legumes, nightshade plants, coffee and alcohol.

      It has helped tremendously…my guts are so much happier.

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