Visiting a farmers market is a great way to support local agriculture, get outside and connect with your community.
Choosing local produce helps to limit carbon emissions, because the closer your food is grown, the less distance it travels to your plate!
Farmers markets can also be an adventure, as there’s a good chance your local market stocks some produce you’ve never tried before. So, take the opportunity to try something new and experiment with unfamiliar flavors. The farmers at your market may even offer some helpful tips or recipes!
- The Farmers Market Directory Search makes it easy to find a market nearby. You can even search by season and product.
- Find out what foods are in season in your state with Sustainable Table’s seasonal food guide.
- Bon Appetit offers a guide to what’s in season, plus tips for getting the most from your market haul.