Local farmers’ markets have gained a lot of popularity recently, and for good reason. There are so many benefits you gain by shopping locally, here are just a few:
Support the Local Economy
Purchasing from a local farmer (like Hilliker’s Fresh Eggs) supports the farmer, their staff, and family directly, and provides them valuable capital. It helps them to keep costs down by cutting out the middle man, and allows them to provide you with the best product possible at the most effective cost. We
When shopping at a supermarket you don’t know how long it has been from the time the produce was picked to when it ended up in the store. With farmers’ markets, you can pretty much bet that your fruits and veg were picked that morning.
Conventional farming allows the use of chemicals and pesticides, whereas at the local farmers’ market you can see first hand which farmers use chemical free products and which don’t. Remember, eating organic is better for not only the environment but your body, too. Looking for a good pesticide-free option? We love Lath House Micro-greens.
Ripe & Tastes Better
Have you ever noticed that the fruits and vegetables from the farmers’ market have such a delicious flavor? Well its simple, the produce is picked when it’s ripe and in season, so you’re getting the most flavorful taste and peak nutrients.
Walking through the market you will undoubtedly see similar products being sold throughout as farmers ensure that they are producing product that is currently in season. And if you follow any of the science behind nutrition, you’ll know that eating what is currently in season in your local area is going to be the most nutritionally valuable diet for you. In Southern California, you’ll be sure to find products that are more grounding during the winter months and more airy when you move in to the spring and the summer.
And last but not least, what’s more fun then venturing out to your local farmers market with friends or family to do a little shopping? Stop at a food truck (we recommend Baba Foods) and indulge in a new cuisine or stumble upon a hidden gem that you can’t find at a store.
If you haven’t spent some time walking the booths of your local market, click on the link below, find one closest to you, and go!
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