I'm going to define Boulderitis as a population of people really into health, and the environment, as well as appreciative of local and hand made. Unfortunately, I haven't spent much time in Los Angeles, but I'm guessing people there have Boulderitis as well ;-) Do you have Boulderitis? Does your town? Tell me, I'd love to visit! I'm a big fan of health, the environment, local and hand made.
The Salt Lake City farmers market today was PACKED and HUGE. Although it's open for a shorter length of time than the Boulder and Longmont farmers markets, it was bigger than both put together. I didn't take any photos of the produce and food stands, but let me tell you: There were signs that said, Organic, Raw, Sprouted, Hormone-free, etc, all over the place. Love it.
I bought a pair of hand made earrings at the place above.
There were so many jewelry, glass, ceramic, and other artists.
I thought we had hit the jackpot when I saw a "Buckwheat Pancake" sign. They were buckwheat flour, but they were also sprouted wheat. Ahh, so close ;-)
But then we saw a bike-powered raw stand. Yes, really: A guy riding a stationary bike that powered a Vita-Mix blender. HELLO. That got my attention. Vegan, gluten-free, delish. The girls each had a SOB: strawberry, orange, banana + a tablespoon of hemp protein powder. We also tasted their raw pudding made with cashews and dates. So good.
This lady made these really cute headbands. We bought two. They're washable and reversible. Not to mention so cute.
And I also bought two hand made ceramic bowls from this artist. They were being wrapped up while I was taking this picture, so I'll show you another time, but you get the idea.
Well, Cherry, our Boston Terrier's, quinoa timer just went off, so I better get her some chicken from the fridge and feed her. I said it before, but I'll say it again: This hotel rocks. Having this nice kitchen makes all the difference for us... Boulderites ;-)