Top Reasons to Visit a Farmers’ Market
The idea of a farmers’ markets has existed for a long time now, ever since suppliers of food and other products congregated to sell their wares in village squares. Local farmers’ markets are now available in various places, and more and more people are appreciating the benefits of being able to drive a few miles to purchase fresh produce and other products. Farmers’ markets provide local, fresh food directly from the farmer to the consumer. Below are some of the advantages of going to a farmers market.
Protect the Environment
Food in the U.S. is in transit for approximately 1,500 miles to get to your plate. All this movement takes extensive amounts of natural resources (particularly fossil fuels), adds to pollution, and results in trash with extra packaging. Traditional agriculture also expends so much more resources than sustainable agriculture and pollutes water, land, … Read more