Buy Local- Buy Fresh
Top 5 Reasons to Shop at Farmers Markets
By: Frank Griffin
You can’t put a price on the feeling you get when you shop at your local Farmers Market. The ambiance is the closest thing you will experience to going directly to the farm.
If you need further convincing, the following are the top five reasons to shop at Farmers Markets
#1 Support Farmers
Farmer’s work hard and their lives depend on their community’s support. The past few years have seen local farms decreasing with outside corporations taking over. You will certainly get a feeling of satisfaction knowing that your business is greatly appreciated.
#2 Know Your Provider
Wouldn’t it feel good to know who produced your food? Farmers Market’s give you the opportunity to shake the hand of the person that grew your produce.
Any questions you have such as farming methods and organic practices can be answered directly from the source.
#3 Seasonal Shopping
When you buy local you are buying foods that are in season. Seasonal foods are healthier and plus they taste better.
The best way to get fresh food is to buy local directly from your Farmer. Less time spent in storage, coolers, and freezers means you are getting a fresher product.
#4 Save Time
The variety you find at a Farmers Market makes it a one-stop-shop. Fruits, vegetables and even some odds and ends are available. Many of these products don’t make it to the big supermarket chains.
#5 It’s an Event!
You can intuitively feel the difference between the Farmers Market and your average grocery store. It’s a natural feeling that’s coming from the environment and the connections you make. And children love it.
When’s the last time you visited your local Farmers Market? The next time you go pay attention to how you feel. Even better – make a conscious decision to only shop at Farmer’s Markets.