It’ the perfect time of year to enjoy putting those reusable grocery bags and beautiful Saturday mornings to use while ramping up your nutrition and checking off grocery shopping from the ‘to-do’ list.
When fruits and vegetables are picked at peak harvest time and don’t have far to go from the farmer’s hands to yours, more nutrients stay in tact, translating to increased benefits in your body.
Farmer’s Markets allow you to:
1.) Save money — Often your local farming community can be more flexible with prices, especially if you buy larger quantities, there is no middle man to dip into profit. They want to help you as well while building a lasting relationship so you return for more of mother natures’ goods.
2.) Try new things — Some farmers have samples of fresh fruit or unique vegetables available or recipes prepared using the item that you have never tried before. They are often willing to share family recipes, tips and tricks for using and consuming the item. What better way to open up your mind and taste buds than with the help of a seasoned pro?
3.) Support your neighbors and local community — Here in Johnson City all of the farmer’s live in our area. Your financial support helps keep the dollars local while supporting sustainability and environmental consciousness. The fossil fuel needed to transport goods is a lot less since it comes from your community.
4.) Enjoy peak nutrition at its best — When fruits and vegetables are picked at peak harvest time and don’t have far to go from the farmer’s hands to yours, more nutrients stay in tact, translating to increased benefits in your body. Think of it as premium grade fuel, the way it is intended and not accelerated to ripe with gas, storage, heat or chemicals.
5.) Taste — What’s better than the taste of a fresh strawberry, ear of corn or tomato out of the garden? You’ve experienced the difference yourself, it’s like fast food compared to homemade cooking, there is no comparison. Food should be nutritious, but delicious goodness certainly makes it more enjoyable. The freshness and quality that the farmer’s market offers will automatically make your dishes even more tastier without any added work from you, who wouldn’t want that?
Check out what else I’m saying about Farmer’s Markets in this article I was interviewed for in Max Muscle Magazine – Read the full article….