RVers Guide to Eating Local While on the Road

Many believe that being on vacation makes it impossible to have healthy, regular meals. But just because you’re away from your kitchen doesn’t mean that your diet needs to take a vacation too.

Having healthy, farm-fresh meals when you’re on the road with your RV in Washington is simply a matter of knowing where to look!

With our resource guide to eating local while on the road, you’ll be treating your family to farm-to-table meals during your RV travels in no time.

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Local Farmer’s Markets

Visiting the local farmer’s market is not only a great way to dine on some fresh foods, but also lends a great opportunity to experience the local culture of the area. This is a particularly great option is you’re out with your new RV in Washington, where we have such a unique palate of local food culture.

Finding a local farmer’s market is a matter of having the right tool for the job. One online resource that’s quite useful is LocalHarvest, which uses your current location to show you nearby farmer’s markets, grocery stores, and food-related events.

Here’s some great farmer’s market finds to toss into your trailers when visiting a farmer’s market

  • Grass-fed beef or dairy
  • Carrots
  • Peaches
  • Seasonal berries
  • Cherries
  • Apples
  • Seasonal vegetables
  • Small-batch cheeses
  • Organic milks
  • Handmade jams and jellies
  • Smoked meats
  • Anything organic

Fire up your diesel pusher and go explore the farmer’s market in a new area.

Follow Your Nose

Commonly, stopping at a fast food restaurant is done out of convenience rather than preference. If you prefer to have a superb foods, you should simply go where the food is!

Another helpful resource is Urban Farm Online which can show you what sort of farm-to-table restaurants (and more) are in your path of RV travel. Just be ready to make a few detours here and there to find the best food.

It’s important to keep the fuel tank in your fifth wheel motorhome topped up while on the road, but don’t neglect to keep your own tank topped up with clean, wholesome food. Urban Farm Online shows you all the best options for farmer’s markets, local food restaurants, community shared agriculture plots, and more!

With all of the tools available online, there’s never been a better time to eat clean from the comfort of your Class-A motorhome.

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Transportation Situations

When you’re seeking out delicious, wholesome food options while on the road, you’ll find yourself in some smaller areas where it might be a little difficult to parallel park that Class-C diesel motorhome of yours.

If you have had a difficult time finding parking for your RV, you may want to consider bringing an alternative mode of transportation along for the trip in order to make navigating some of those tighter spaces a little easier.

One great option is to pack a few bicycles along in your diesel pusher RV. Not only is this a great way to avoid taking your large motorhome into small towns with limited parking, but it’s also a great opportunity to have a biking adventure with the family.

Then again, maybe you’re the type of RV traveler who brings along a separate car along just for such situations. Either way, while you find great local dining, your fifth wheel motorhome will be safely parked elsewhere, waiting patiently for your return.

Go Forth and Explore

Having a peaceful experience out in nature is one of the greatest things about taking an RV trip, but it doesn’t mean that you need to sacrifice all of your dietary scruples in the process. Making a point of seeking out local produce, farmer’s markets, and farm-to-table restaurants is sure to add another dimension to your RV traveling this year.

Perhaps the prospect of delicious, local foods has piqued your appetite, but you’re new to the world of RV’s. We have a wide selection of used RV’s for sale in Seattle. Come pay us a visit and get out on the open road this Summer!