Back To The Valley

May 5, 2012

‘Twas a busy 6 hours on my feet and I am just now nestled on the porch with them propped high above my heart! Don’t know if I’m feeling the effects of 23 weeks or just not used to being on them as much as I used to be?

The race went really well – can you spot Monticello!?


Or spy the hot air balloon?


I sliced all but one loaf of bread which I gave to a kind soul who helped me carry my gear back to my car. Slicing alone wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be – because I had runners to talk to!


When I got back to town, I walked to the farmer’s market – my first of the year!


Matt was busy selling bread + sweets! I jumped in a handful of times to relieve him so he could take a bathroom break and eat a Babes of the Woods sausage for brunch! The market is even more overwhelming than being in the bakery – people are go, go, go and it’s very exciting!


Matt said the No Bull Burger ladies were asking about me, so I went over to say hello to them. The NICEST group!! They let me know that they now ship NATIONWIDE and to Canada! I had no idea, but those of you who have asked about No Bull in your area – this is your chance. Their burgers are hand-made and spectacular!


I was also introduced to some new baked goods – Lil’s Lite Bytes. They are dairy, refined sugar and gluten free (not that I need that, but they are tasty!) and organic.


And I sipped a lavender lemonade!


I left around noon after playing around and doing some shopping. After lying in silence on the couch for a few, my stomach growled, so I got back up to make lunch.


I just love it when you can eat local food you just bought. I incorporated local strawberries, greens and a No Bull Burger (from last week’s batch) into lunch. Wish the goat cheese had been local, and I don’t know about the corn because it wasn’t packaged at the grocery store.

Nom nom





Lil’s Lite Bytes gave me a complimentary bag to take home and sample.


Such cute packaging!


I tried two of them – one blueberry/lemon and the other an energy bite called Sun Bytes. Both were super moist and yummy.


I think Matt is on his way home soon. We both were up really early and could use a nap. ALSO – last night in the middle of the night I woke up to the strong smell of skunk. I think we have one for a neighbor : (

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1 Julianna @ Julianna Bananna May 5, 2012 at 1:09 pm

looks like such a fun morning! i love the farmer’s market :) and those little bites look delicious!


2 Sana May 5, 2012 at 1:11 pm

The lavender lemonade sounds awesome!


3 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats May 5, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Our farmers market opened today as well, however I couldn’t go! I had a dr appointment and now I’m about to take my last final! Glad you got to enjoy it!


4 Andrea May 5, 2012 at 1:20 pm

I would LOVE to sell bread at a farmer’s market like that! It would be so much fun! It sounds like your town has a really great market.. what’s the pop. of Cville?


5 KathEats May 5, 2012 at 1:28 pm

40K in the city and 100K in the county


6 Mary May 5, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Back to the valley? I didn’t know you lived in the Shenandoah Valley!


7 KathEats May 5, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Technically we’re just east :)


8 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries May 5, 2012 at 1:35 pm

i LOVE farmer’s markets too! i can’t wait until our’s opens! looks like a fun morning. hope you enjoy your relaxation this afternoon!


9 Jennifer May 5, 2012 at 1:42 pm

So glad it’s farmers market time of year!!


10 Rosie May 5, 2012 at 1:44 pm

When I was growing up, my mom did the C’ville market every Saturday! (Flowers and plants)

My friend KC makes those lemonades :)


11 Janet May 5, 2012 at 1:52 pm

I live in the foothills above Central CA and we have been smelling skunk here too. I have seen a few dead on the roads. I wonder if their population is growing currently. I am grateful that smell has not woken me up in the middle of the night though. I just smell them as we drive around. I do hope you do not have one as a neighbor because if they get afraid at all, they spray. It would become a problem.


12 Jennifer (The Gourmetour) May 5, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Native Foods Cafe has the BEST lavender lemonade!


13 Molly May 5, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Ever since reading your blog I’ve wanted to try the No Bull Burger, but unfortunately I live in Philadelphia! I went to the website, but didn’t see any info on purchasing online or out of state?


14 KathEats May 5, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I think you need to contact them via phone or email


15 Patti Grieger May 6, 2012 at 7:32 am

Hi Kath! It was so great to see you and Matt and your babybump at the Saturday morning farmer’s market. You look amazing!! You are a testimony to what good food and exercise can do for an expecting mom. The bread you gave us was delicious! Thank you! It was so moist and topped with sunflower and pumpkin seeds. It’s my new favorite bread. And, you’ve been a great friend to NoBull Burgers. Thank you for featuring us on your blog. Take care of yourself and the baby and come and visit us again at NoBull Burgers!


16 KathEats May 6, 2012 at 8:07 am

Lovely to see you too Patti! My lunch burger was delicious :) If you wouldn’t mind, could you share with my readers who are interested in shipping how they should contact you guys? Many asked!


17 Simply Life May 5, 2012 at 2:15 pm

looks like a great market and fun morning!


18 mary @ minutespermile May 5, 2012 at 2:16 pm

So cool that you and Matt brought the bakery to the townspeople today! And very colorful post. Happy weekend.


19 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! May 5, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Mmmm lavender lemonade sounds like it would be really refreshing! I can’t wait to check out both those sites!!


20 Jen May 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm

The landscape photos are beautiful. Love the website colors for the No Bull Burgers. Although looking at the ingredients, it would be cheaper to make them at home from local ingredients instead of paying and shipping.


21 Annette @FitnessPerks May 5, 2012 at 3:02 pm

That lemonde sounds really yummy!


22 luv what you do May 5, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Looks like a super fun way to spend a Saturday!!! I was so excited to accidently find a Great Harvest this aftenoon. Although there was no Popeye bread : ( I was thrilled to have fresh bread for lunch and a stocked freezer of Oregon Herb and Dakota.


23 Katie @ Happy Figs May 5, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Your lunch looks divine!! i wish we had produce like that in Hawaii. We do Ok but do miss variety and seasonal vegetables and fruits that you get on the mainland.


24 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 5, 2012 at 3:47 pm

The corn, berries, the lavender lemonade, and farmers market…all look great.

And glad the race went well. Great Saturday!


25 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles May 5, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Lavender lemonade sounds oh so good! Markets always have such a great vibe to them…they seem to make everyone happy! I think all those fresh ingredients bring out the best in people!


26 Jennifer May 5, 2012 at 4:48 pm

haha I love how Matt is wearing his Save a Cow shirt while standing next to a big Beef cooler!


27 Laura @ She Eats Well May 5, 2012 at 5:02 pm

So very good to know about the No Bull Burger. Mmm…craving one now! Looks like you had a lovely Saturday morning.


28 Lyn May 5, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Our Farmer’s Market opened this weekend too but I missed it because I was sick! Ugh! I will get there next week.

Your lunch looks so good. I wish my brain would default to SIMPLE, good foods like that instead of always trying to come up with something complicated!


29 kristen @ verbs and vignettes May 5, 2012 at 5:55 pm

I see the hot air balloon. and I see the bump!! :-)

lavender lemonade does sound spectacular. I’ll be sticking to margaritas for now, though. :p


30 daphna May 5, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Hi Kath! How can we order the No Bull burgers, do we use the email on the website? Do you have any favorite flavors? Also, on your Body Pump days, is that the only workout you do? At your peak how many lbs were you using? I’m doing 5, 7.5, and 10, and I think I’ll be at that for a while. :) Thanks!


31 KathEats May 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm

I’m not quite sure, but i would call or email them. She mentioned someone calling in the past.

I walk to and from pump, which is about 30 minutes of walking.

Since the weights are in kg, I have no idea how much my totals were! They all changed for different parts too.


32 Sneakers2Sandals May 5, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Your photos are just out of control pretty. It makes me want some bread really bad!!


33 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama May 5, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Wow, busy day! Prop those feet up lady and take a nap. You deserve it!


34 Macrae May 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Yay- I love the way you only remove the strawberry greens without slicing off some valuable strawberry flesh! My mom taught us that way..she’d be proud :)


35 Lisa (bakebikeblog) May 5, 2012 at 6:49 pm

wow that looks like one wonderful market!


36 Rachel May 5, 2012 at 6:56 pm

We had a skunk smell last night too! Ugh, so gross! And I’d say your corn is definitely not local…couple more months before that’s in season. :-) I can’t wait!


37 Olivia May 5, 2012 at 7:24 pm

Hi Kath,It was so great to meet you today! I’m glad you enjoyed the cookies. Hope to see you soon!


38 KathEats May 5, 2012 at 8:55 pm

You too Olivia!


39 Catalina @ Cake with Love May 5, 2012 at 7:38 pm

The Lite Bytes look so cute!! I can’t wait for our fresh market to open!!


40 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio May 5, 2012 at 7:51 pm

What a fun day! It must be great to get out of the bakery and into the town on weekends. Fun!


41 Patti Grieger May 6, 2012 at 9:08 am

You got it right Kath! NoBull Burgers can be ordered on our website (hit Contact) or calling the shop and leaving a message – 434-975-6628. Thank you so much!!


42 KathEats May 6, 2012 at 9:25 am



43 Leslie May 6, 2012 at 10:19 am

Had to laugh at the comment about your neighbor, the skunk. We too have had a skunk for a neighbor for the past 3 years or so. He often walks by our sliding glass door when we are eating dinner and once even walked right by us as we were eating outside! Brave skunk for sure. We don’t mind, although we do wake to the smell once in a while, but our (people) neighbors with dogs aren’t too happy about our skunk neighbor!


44 KathEats May 6, 2012 at 10:19 am

Be careful – Matt has been sprayed before and it was AWFUL!


45 Leslie May 6, 2012 at 10:35 am

Wow! What did he do to get the smell off of him? I am old enough to remember and episode of the Partridge Family where the kids got sprayed and had to take a bath in tomato juice!


46 KathEats May 6, 2012 at 11:14 am

Lots of tomato products! All that really helped was time


47 Nicole May 6, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Oh, I can’t wait to get out to the Farmer’s Market this summer. Jenny and I have plans of alternating weekends so we can stock up on all our summer produce! 😀


48 Lilibet May 6, 2012 at 7:32 pm

So pleased you loved the Lemon Poppy Seed cookie, our newest addition..Hope you’ll pop by Lil’s Lite Bytes table at the Market this Saturday and try another new flavor. I am also obsessed with Coconut Butter, my daily treat ! See you Saturday.


49 Lara @TresLaLa to TinyLaLa May 6, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Looks like an awesome day. Seeing the hot air balloon reminded me of the ride the hubby took me on 2 days before our wedding as my wedding gift – we were married at the UVA Chapel, so our views were likely very similar to that guy’s…


50 Angel7 May 9, 2012 at 12:51 pm

I cannot wait to go the Farmers’ Market! It is great to support the local farmers.


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