7 Reasons You Should Visit Your Local Farmers’ Market This Season
I also love to go to the local Farmer’s markets to get the freshest and most delicious fruit and produce.
7 reasons you should visit your local Farmers’ Market this season
1. Eating foods in season.
Seasonal produce not only tastes better but also provides higher concentrations of nutrients and anti-oxidants. There is also emerging research that suggests your gut microbiome also has seasonal variations. Incorporating seasonal freshly harvested foods into your diet, not only provides superior nourishment for your body but also helps to nurture your gut microbes.
2. Produce grown locally.
At a Farmers’ Market, you can find produce harvested at peak ripeness and often sold within 24 hours, making a perfect package of nutrition. Studies have shown that the vitamin C content of red peppers, tomatoes, apricots, peaches, and papayas is higher when these crops are picked fully ripe from the plant.
3. Greater variety.
Because local farmers don’t need to worry about the storage and transportation of their produce, they are more likely to prioritize taste and nutritional quality over durability when making varietal decisions. Therefore, Farmers’ Markets can offer a wider variety of local foods that you won’t typically find in supermarkets and restaurants.
4. Local farmers often farm organically.
Much of the produce and products found in traditional supermarkets are grown using pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, and genetic modification, all of which can be detrimental to your health. In contrast, most produce found at Farmers’ Markets is grown organically and the meat, poultry, cheese, and eggs come from animals that have been raised without hormones or antibiotics, have eaten a natural diet, and have been allowed to graze freely.
5. Benefits the community.
6. Benefits the environment.
7. Local raw honey.
Susan encourages all of us to join a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm and/or visit your local Farmer’s market.
In health and happiness,