Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday are big market days in NYC. In the Highbridge & Concourse area in the Bronx, markets are springing up around every corner so that the community can have access to fresh, affordable produce.

As some of you may know, the Bronx has been facing health challenges for decades. Now, the city, the community, and local organizations are taking charge of their diets.

Even though it’s only a couple of stands, the Jerome Ave & 170th St. market is a beacon of life and possibility. At any given time, there are dozens of people picking through red onions, purple carrots, romaine lettuce, beets, and the list goes on. There are juices, an abundance of fruit, and a cooking demonstrations.

For $14, I bought 6 red potatoes, two tomatoes, a bunch of purple carrots, 1 onion, 2 peppers, 1 cucumber, 3 eggplants, 1 zucchini, and a head of red lettuce. Be sure to check out any market that’s near you!

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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