Your local farmers market provides fresh, healthy, local produce that will delight your palate and help keep you healthy. It’s a great way to eat seasonally, as you know the fruits and veggies you are buying have been grown in your area, not shipped from thousands of miles away.
The farmers market is also a great place to try new-to-you foods. Have you ever tasted gooseberries or rhubarb? Many farmers markets offer lesser-known fruits and vegetables, providing a variety that can be both tasty and nutritious. The folks selling the produce can often offer great suggestions for how to prepare these foods, too.
Meet your local farmers, learn about foods grown in your area and catch up with friends and neighbors while stocking up on local goods. Supporting your farmers market strengthens your community as well as your diet!