Spring is in the air, and that means local farmers are starting to harvest their delicious, nutritious crops, often selling them directly to consumers at a market near you. And buying local organic food is more important for our health than ever. Just last week, the President's Cancer Panel recommended that Americans start eating food grown without chemical pesticides, fertilizers, antibiotics, and hormones.
Local farmer's markets give consumers an opportunity to buy directly from local sustainable farmers. Plus, there's nothing like being able to talk to the person who grows your food. As one sustainable-farm expert likes to say, "Local farmers are not in the business of poisoning the neighbors they sell to." Plus, those farmers eat the food they grow—how's that for accountability?
Here's how to make the most of your farmer's market experience.