To MARKET to Market
by Gabi Anderson Courtney
Some people might think visiting a farmer’s market can be a bit of a hassle and it’s just a lot easier to get your groceries home delivered from one of the big supermarket chains. That might be the case when it comes to convenience, but farmers markets can be a lot of fun, and the quality of the produce you are buying is definitely different.
We have made a tradition out of going to farmers markets and here are a couple of good reasons why you should too.
It gets you out of the house and gets you moving. Walking around the market will be very beneficial to your health and adds to your exercise routine.
You pick the produce you are buying. You can feel it, choose it and there is something satisfying in that.
You are directly supporting the farmers who grow the fruit and vegetables.
The fresh produce at the farmers markets is exactly that; fresh! It has not been frozen for transport, it did not sit in a warehouse and very often it has been picked the same day you are buying it.
Besides fresh fruit and vegetables, you can generally find other great produce, like fresh home-made pasta, organic eggs, seafood, home-made cakes, breads and various arts and crafts.
The markets we go to also has coffee shops and live music and you can bring your dog along.
If you haven't visited a farmers market before, just give it a try. You might just find that you are getting drawn back there once a week.