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They are full of great things, pretty colors and most of all, they taste so good. Time has come for Farmers Markets. Here’s 10 reasons why you should support them!
Taste The Flavors!
The fruits and veggies are the freshest at the Farmers Market. Produce can ripen naturally and brought directly to you from the farm. Nothing is simulating the ripening process.
In Season is Best
You can buy produce when its in season. Aspargus in Spring, corn in summer, pumpking in fall. It help you reconnect with nature’s cycle.
Supporting your local farms helps you out financially. There is barely transporation. You are supporting a family farm, and farmers get a better return on produce as a result.
Protecting The Enivronment
You save on shipping costs. Food in the US travels 1,500 miles to get to your plate. The shipping uses pollutants and creates trash. Farmers markets food is grown using methods that minimize enviromental impact and the transportation costs are low due to them being local.
Some food in stores have been waxed, modified and filled with chemicals. Some of these chemicals like pestcides can have negative effects on health. Most food found in farmers marets try to use sustainable techniques to avoid using poisionious pestcides.
Variety Is The Spice of Life
Look for heirloom tomatoes, red carrots, green garlic, quail eggs, and more at farmers market.
Humane Treatment Of Animals
Get eggs, meats and cheeses from animals that have been raised without hormones and antibiotics.
Learn Cooking Tips
Did you know that some artisians, ranchers at farmers markets are cooks? They’ll give you advice at some offer cooking class on food preservation and other skills.
Love Your Community
Make your farmers market trip a pleasure, not a chore. Walk around outside, take advantage of the day.
Knowing Where Food Comes From
You can chat with farmers and artisians about where food is produced at your farmers market. It’s a great way to connect with them.