Why Buy from a local Farmers Market?

Why Buy from a local Farmers Market?

Each year, March is designated as National Nutrition Month. This year’s motto for National Nutrition Month 2018 is “Go Further With food.” This means making our best effort to achieve the numerous benefits of healthy eating habits, choose the right foods and help reduce food waste. Since March 20th was the First Day of Spring, why not honor of these two events by combining a fresh breath of Spring air with a taste of the freshest fruits and vegetables available? A trip to the closest Farmers Market is just the ticket for getting outdoors to enjoy the Spring air and see what yummy nutritional goodness the season has to offer.

A Visit to the Farmers Market

Lucky for us, living near the Farmers market makes it easy to enjoy the freshest fruits and vegetables available. We all know that it’s downright fun to browse from one booth to the next, talking with the farmers to learn about their methods and harvests. There are plenty of other strong reasons to shop for produce at the Farmers Market. Here are 10 of them!

Extra Treat: What’s in season for April at Texas Farmer’s Markets?

According to TexasFarmersMarket.org, April brings a whole slew (or stew?) of fresh fruits and veggies to introduce into our diets. See the list below, and then visit gotexan.org to download this year-round Texas Produce Availability Chart.

April’s Freshest Produce:

Strawberries, Blackberries, Beets and Radishes (try this delicious beet and radish snack recipe!), Turnips, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Carrots, Baby Arugula, Greens, Lettuces, Sweet Corn, Green Beans, Specialty Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Leeks, Fennel, Cilantro, Parsley, Culinary Herbs, Tomatoes (Hot House)

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