by Debra Wyatt
(last updated November 13, 2015)
When you are cooking you usually want to have the freshest produce that is available. The best place to go of course would be your own garden. When that can't happen, or you simply can't produce enough different items to meet your needs, then the Farmer's market is an excellent choice.
The Farmers' market is a place where locally grown produce and home manufactured products are sold. In some places in the world a weekly market day is actually part of the everyday life. By attending a local Farmers' market, you can learn more information about the local culture of the area you are visiting.
It seems that Farmers' markets are popping up all over the place. While more people are enjoying the homemade baked goods, the freshest produce available anywhere, farmers are getting some great benefits as well. The farmers get to meet the end users who appreciate the fresher produce, and who will come back year after year.
If you live in a large metropolitan area you will several choices as to what Farmers' Market that you want to go to. Choosing one market over another can be fun. The best way to find your favorite market is by visiting all of the different ones in your area. Take notes on the different market's in your area as you try to find the right one for you. Be sure to write down the location of each one with your thoughts about each one. Some of the things that you will want to look for:
When shopping at a local Farmers' market you help to create a sense of community, while also helping the local farmers.
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