21 Sep '11, 2pm

Not All Farmers Markets Are Created Equal – Green Living Ideas

Not All Farmers Markets Are Created Equal – Green Living Ideas

Most people assume that purchasing from a farmers market automatically means it is more local than purchasing at a grocery store. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Some markets do not limit the source of the produce that farmers bring. So, Farmer John in NC could pick up produce off a truck returning from Florida and sell it as his own. A hint? When your local farmers market in the Eastern US carries bananas and pineapples, you know it isn’t a producer or mileage limited market. At least in North Carolina, this can be typical, but it doesn’t have to be disheartening to hear – it just means that it takes a bit of work to find that perfect market.

Full article: http://greenlivingideas.com/2011/09/21/not-all-farmers-ma...

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