Shopping at the Farmers Market 101

Shopping at the Farmers Market 101

US News | Toby Amidor

How to reap the benefits of fresh, local food – without falling into food safety or nutrition traps.

Farmers markets filled with seasonal goodies are springing up all over the country. There are many amazing things to purchase and experience at the farmers market. For one, shopping locally can help support your community and the farmers who work hard in your area to make a living off the land. Next, going to the farmers market also often means eating organic. Although the produce and other foods may not be labeled as such, they actually may be grown under organic conditions since many local farmers use organic practices to grow their food but cannot afford the hefty fee to become certified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.>>READ MORE

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