When I think of the word natural, the first thing that comes to my mind personally is farmers markets or a vegan/vegetarian diet. I think of colorful fruits and vegetables bursting with that fresh crisp “just picked” taste. In the food industry, “natural” is used mostly to describe naturally sourced products and relates generally to fresh foods and dishes made using fresh ingredients. Say for example a salad bar where you can pick and choose your own mix-ins and pay a little bit too much for something that would be cheaper with some local produce. I can think of a huge handful of vegan restaurants and recipes that require all natural ingredients littered throughout the city and I feel everyone should try something at least once, you might love it! I’ve included a few photos that I have taken over the summer that I feel pertain to the word the most. I love a good farmers market as we’ve approached already this semester, there’s nothing more amazing to me that the wonders of nature presented us with such tasty snacks. Fruits and veggies make incredible portable healthy grub, great for you and bursting with flavor right in the palm of your hand.