Ten Reasons to Shop at Farmers Markets
1 Fresher Food
Farmers harvest fruits and vegetables shortly before they arrive at the farmers market Growers know that one of their greatest advantages over the supermarket is the fact that their produce is harvested only the day before or early that same morning. Farmers make an effort to ensure only the best of the season is on sale making it all the more worthwhile to shop at farmers markets.
2 Seasonal Food
The best way to cook is to buy according to what is available in the season and there is not better barometer of that than the local farmers market Get in synch with the season .
Why not shop in an atmosphere where people are friendly and passionate about what they do? The positive energy one get’s from a visit to the farmer’s market is worth the trip alone. Here there are always people to talk to and stories being told.
4 Family Outing
Kids love to discover new things and the farmer’s marketing is teeming with an ever-changing mix of colorful farmed and unique handcrafted products.
5 Know Your Farmer
Eating healthy food is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves so why not meet the person who tends makes it. Knowing the story behind an apple or carrot enriches your life and could be the beginning of a meaningful friendship.
8 Use Less Packaging
Shopping at a farmers market puts you in the company of others trying to do better by using less packaging and what better way to start than by bringing your own bag. If you don’t have one you will probably find one at the market.
9 Support Entrepreneurs
Many farmers markets are about more than just produce – they are also the first place to sell for entrepreneurs. This presents an opportunity to try new products and give important feedback to budding idea makers. Change takes all of our efforts.
10 Practice a Healthy Lifestyle
Introducing frequent trips to the farmers market will shake up your shopping habits and open your eyes to a better way of living. Your eating choices will begin to synchronize with the growing seasons. The tastes, flavors and freshness will amaze you and the knock-on effects of making the right choices will over time make your life better.