Shop at a Farmers Market
In 2012, the USDA listed 7,864 farmers markets around the country, and more and more are being established each year. Shopping at your local farmers market makes it easy to fill your diet with fresh, in-season eats that are good for you and better for the environment.
So stop by and you could try something new or find a new way to prepare an old favorite. Buying directly from your local farmers is also a great way to support the local economy and your neighbors.
- Check out this USDA list of local farmers markets to find one near you.
- See what’s grown locally and learn what’s in-season.
- Take the kids and encourage them to try something new.
- Can you say “free samples?”
Visit a local farmers market.
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Click “I’ve Done This” every time you go.
Eat well while supporting your local economy and ecology.