How Close Are You to a Farmers Market?

Farmers Market

This week is National Farmers Market Week, and there is no reason not to go out and support your local farmers, while buying and eating some of the freshest and tastiest produce you can put your hands on.

According to the USDA, the number of Farmers Markets has exploded in the past 5 years from under 5000 in 2008 to over 8000 today. To find a farmers market near you, checkout one of the following directories:

Have you recently shopped at a Farmers Market? What are your favorite foods there?

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  • AA0

    Living in the city, or the suburbs, the local farmer’s markets are nothing more than a rip off. They are full of over priced produce and specialities to cater to those that need their ego stroked, most of it is just bought at the food terminal and repackaged to look authentic, ya, sorry those produce number stickers aren’t fooling me.
    When we can, we drive out about 45 mins to smaller towns with larger markets, full of real farmers that sell amazingly fresh foods for less than the store. Most of the farmers will sell you baskets for a fraction of retail, if you have a family to eat that much, its one way to tell the food terminal buyers from the farmers. Also look for people that specialize in certain types of produce. People that have a little bit of everything should throw up caution flags. People dressed up in “regional” clothing selling small quantities also shouldn’t be trusted, imo.

  • timlockk

    2 miles away, every Sunday morning. I make a habit of going every week to stock up on produce and converse with the local farmers. The prices are about the same as the store, but all of the money goes directly to the farmers instead of the corporations. I like that.