02 Oct '11, 8pm

Virtual Farmers Markets - The Future

Virtual Farmers Markets - The Future

A Farmers Market of Another Kind: The Virtual Kind! Americans are flocking to farmers markets for locally grown food because of the concern for and awareness of the origin of our food, as well as the concern for chemicals in our food chain. And the next evolution of the local farmers market is the VIRTUAL FARMERS MARKET. It gives the buyer the ultimate convenience of ordering from home. While the buyer might think that it would limit the choices, the opposite is actually true. The ability to shop different farms and producers from home and see what is actually in season within a 50 mile radius of your home ensures that you are eating fruits and vegetables grown right in your community. Within those growers, you can choose the level of chemicals you are comfortable having in your foods, from certified organic to modern conventional levels for pest and weed control. Over the...

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