Why should you go to a Farmer’s Market?

May 14th, 2012
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A visit to a local farmer’s market is a wonderful experience.There is a huge array of summer fruits, local grown vegetables, fresh herbs,flowers and more!

What a way to support local growers and revamp the creative juices in your kitchen! Start with simple items that you know like potatoes, corn and tomatoes. Make a selection of fruit for treats. And try something new!

Top 8 reasons to go to a farmer’s Market:

• A cheap family outing and fun event

• Some exercise and Vitamin D from walking around outside

• Learn more about produce

• Try new things

• Eat more fruits and vegetables

• Get items that are fresher, better tasting and naturally ripe

• Support local growers

• Great bargains on local seasonal produce

        • Here is what you should bring:

• Cash

• Hat/sunglasses

• Water – if it is hot outside you might get thirsty on your expedition

• Bug spray if there are mosquitoes near you

• A bag or box to carry your items home

• Cooler with ice in case you have other errands to run afterwards – some items like leafy lettuce and fresh herbs are more delicate and may not hold up that well in a hot car.

To find a farmer’s market near you, visit: http://www.localharvest.org

Source:http://foodandhealth.com

 

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