Farmers Market Beet Salad

Hey All! I had to share this post I wrote for my other blog, The First Rep. It’s a little blog I’m keeping about my adventures in healthy living and fitness. I realized every once in awhile, I’ll have a “have to share it!” post that may not necessarily be overly related to the purpose of Get Carey’d Away. Although, the more I think about it, the more it probably wouldn’t hurt to sprinkle in a few random bits of commentary because we certainly have a life outside of our house! Enjoy!

The First Rep

Gainesville Florida, where we live, has a pretty active local farming following. From what I can tell, there is a pretty decent small agriculture stronghold in the area and this is reflected through local farmers markets and local restaurants using these ingredients in their menus.

Our new favorite Saturday morning activity is checking out the Haile Village Farmers Market at the Haile Plantation Village Center.

This past Saturday we found a beautiful bunch of Red, Golden, and Chioggia Beets from a local grower. The first thought was a nice cool beet salad. Here’s a recipe:

Farmers Market Beet Salad

1 bunch of fresh beets (about 8 beets including a variety of red, golden, and chioggia beets)

1 pinch of salt

1 dash of pepper

1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar

Remove the leafy greens from the beets and then rinse the beets well…

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