It’s the sweet Summer time! One of the best parts of the summer is the fresh fruits and veggies that are in season at local farms. Many people are enjoying the benefits associated with being able to drive a few miles to pick up fresh produce, delicious food, and other products. Are you shopping at your local farmer’s market? If not here are 10 reasons why you should:
- Become part of your community
Support the local agriculture! Farmer’s markets are a great social venue where you will bump into friends and meet the local farmers face to face.
- Cheaper organic fruits and veggies
Buying locally eliminates the cost of the middle man so you can get more bang for your buck!
- Supporting your local economy
Today, sustainable farmers have more trouble trying to say alive. The money that the farmers make at the markets typically goes straight into their pockets– help make the difference for them!
- Eat seasonally
The produce at the markets are straight from the farm. Treat your senses to the freshest foods.
- Help the environment
Buying your food from the farmers market eliminates the need for packaging like the foods we buy at the grocery store. Buying locally also supports land stewardship.
- Safer foods
Typically the farmers have developed a method of growing their crops organically which means that you are gaining access to food free of synthetic pesticides.
- Great variety
The multiple bins and baskets leaves you to choose from a bunch of different options and meet the recommended 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day.
- Better Taste
The food sold at the farmer’s market are the freshest foods around. You cannot beat food that has been taken right from the fields just hours before their journey to the market. Top quality and top flavor.
- It’s healthy
This one is a bit of a no brainer but it is important to remind ourselves. Eating fresh and clean helps nourish our body!
- It’s fun!
Get a chance to directly interact with the farmers, bump into friends, and treat your taste buds. Hitting the local farmer’s market is the perfect summer outing.
We are at the Westborough Farmer’s Market every Thursday this Summer! Come visit!