Perhaps you have never noticed it. Perhaps you have seen it but you have not given it much thought. Either way, under the resources tab on the Good for You website, there exists a Farmer’s Market Finder tool. Why was such a tool provided? Probably because it’s good for you!
Convenience stores and shopping malls may be convenient for all your grocery shopping needs but if you are willing to shake up your routine a little bit, frequenting the nearby farmers’ market might turn out to be a pretty good idea.
Here are 4 reasons why:
1) Freshest Greens Around
You may have the impression that farmers’ markets are only for chefs and there is a very good reason for that. Chefs demand only the freshest ingredients for their kitchens in order to serve up food of the best quality. The produce sold at farmer’s markets fit the bill and fresh food will do you good.
2) Best Regional Produce
It is common sense that the produce of one region may differ from another as conditions and preferences change. If you are feeling adventurous, why not visit a farmers’ market further off and sample the foods and seasonal fruits there?
3) Support the Local Economy
It is a good feeling to have helped out your fellow man. These farmers put in a lot of hard work to bring their fresh and bountiful haul to the market. Your patronage will keep them going for a long time still and perhaps help them improve their quality of life. Your local Walmart won’t really feel your absence.
4) Good Excuse for A Short Road Trip
Of course, if the farmers’ market nearest to you is a bit too far away, you might be better off going to your usual haunt. But if you have the time, you can turn the weekly grocery trip into a short road trip with the kids for a time of bonding, fun and to break up the weekly monotone. There’s much to see there for kids and there are sometimes even pastries and treats for them.
If your interest is piqued and you would like to drop by one of these farmers’ markets but don’t know where your local one is, you can use the Farmers Market Finder on the website goodforyounetwork.com that the Good for You Network has provided for times such as these.
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