12 May '11, 5pm

3 Reasons to Shop Your Local Farmers' Market: It's now easy to search for your local farmers' market, and enjoy

3 Reasons to Shop Your Local Farmers' Market: It's now easy to search for your local farmers' market, and enjoy

Photo: Toshi Otsuk related articles By The Daily Green Staff Why settle for a bland supermarket tomato when there are more than 6,000 farmers' markets in the United States filled with heirloom varieties that make your taste buds soar? For little more effort than it takes you to drive to the grocery store, you could be eating a ripe red tomato harvested that very same day. Or a perfect peach. Or savory herbs. Or artisanal breads and cheeses made by hand by food craftspeople. Or any number of other fresh produce and locally made foods. Buying fresh-picked produce is not only tastier, but often more nutritious, since foods shipped long distances can lose nutrients over time. And there's nothing like savoring the variety of locally made artisanal foods. Your purchase will also help the local economy, since your food expenditure won't be going to a national corporation but a lo...

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