Farmer’s markets are typically held out door in public areas. The markets have farms selling farm fresh, organic produce direct to the public. These markets are heavily trafficked areas where produce vendors feature products such as local organic produce, fruits, nuts, vegetables and more. Every areas farmer’s market is different offering many different items based on availability and the local production unique to the area of the country. Every location has a something special featured as well based on the area and conditions of the location. In addition, there are usually out door vendors of prepared foods, pastas, artisan organic breads, grass fed meats, fresh fish and more for sale. As each location varies you will have to look into your local farmer’s market to find out the offerings available. Some have local, live entertainment ongoing during the market hours as well local artists with featured items for sale. These are great fun for the family to get out and about, do some walking, and get involved with your food. The markets allow you to touch, feel, and sample local produce at its prime, while also the opportunity to meet the folks behind the farms that bring it to our tables. Do a search to find a local farmer’s market near you.
Begins: Mid April – May and runs every weekend through harvest time.
Type: Organic Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs, Nuts, Nut butters, Artisan breads, Flowers, Fresh pasta, Plants etc.
Tips: The first farmer’s market was opened in 1934
Affordability Factor: More for your money – larger portions of fresh organic produce for much less. Volume discounts provided as wasteful advertising and packaging is not provided cutting the cost for the farmers and the waste from the end user. Do your town a favor and get involved bringing healthier local produce to your home without the waste of other conventional methods.