You've pledged to eat local, cook "in season," buy organic when possible and learn about where your food comes from. Great! But where to begin?
Fortunately, there is a convenient destination for healthier and more responsible eating: your local farmers market. It's no surprise that with the movement to be more mindful of what and how we eat gaining momentum, farmers markets are likewise on the rise. Currently, there are over 8,500 farmers markets in the US, compared to 1,755 in 1994.
Not just for special, seasonal occasions, either, farmers markets are becoming a more popular option for everyday eating, with benefits that extend beyond shopping and cooking.