Have You Visited Your Local Farmer’s Market Recently?

No? Why not? Your local farmer’s market is one of the best places to get the freshest organic fruits, vegetables, cheese and other healthy foods. You can’t go wrong buying local and it feels great to support your local farmers and small businesses. Your farmer’s market is where you’ll find great artisanal breads and cheeses, the freshest selection of organically grown fruits and vegetables, and even locally grown poultry and meats grown free of antibiotics and hormones. Bring your reusable cloth bags and plan on spending a Saturday morning at your local market. Aside from amazing fresh locally grown foods, you’ll find fresh flowers and herbs, homemade soaps, breads, pastries and a lot more.

Organic foods are simply the way to go. They may not look as pretty as the fruits and vegetables you see filling your local supermarket’s produce section, but they will taste a whole lot better. Commercially grown fruits and produce are grown to withstand the long trip to the store and look pretty. They’re often waxed and almost always picked before they’re ripe. The result, bland, flavorless food.

The fruits and produce you find at your farmer’s market are picked at the peak of freshness and taken on a short ride to you. That means they are bursting with flavor, and that’s really what you’re looking for, right? That delicious, home grown flavor that makes your mouth water just thinking about it!

Not sure where yours is? Hop online or call your local county extension office. They’ll be able to point you in the right direction. Check out orangencfarmersmarket for more info on organic foods and why you should buy local.

So mark your calendar now and make a date to head there this weekend. You’ll discover a whole new world of delicious organic foods.