Benefiting from local farmers markets

Shopping locally encourages communities to support local farming and promote healthier eating

Christina Millington

Omineca Express

 

 

 

Late summer and early fall are perfect seasons for visiting farmers markets.

When it comes to fresh fruits and vegetables, the market is the perfect place to locate some fabulous food finds for everyone in the family, with the opportunity to give back to the local farming industry.

Shopping locally has an instrumental impact on a community, especially for the local tenders that count on the community to keep their business’s thriving in a competitive market.

With back to school just around the corner farmers markets serve has an invaluable resource for parents to purchase healthy food choices for their children.

A few benefits from shopping at your local farmer’s market’s:

l The fruits and vegetables are grown locally and picked when perfectly ripened which enhances the taste, texture, and aroma of the produce.

l Often, market prices are lower than at grocery stores.

l According to studies, since the produce is picked at the peak of the season, nutrients, and photochemicals will be more abundant.

l Shopping at the Farmers Market benefits the local farmer, strengthens the local community which in turn enables and encourages better eating habits.

Visit the farmers market every Thursday between 11-3.