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Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food by Shopping Local Farmers Markets

Posted on 6/4/2014 by Mary Jac Brennan

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food by Shopping Local Farmers Markets

Farmers are bringing lots of good spring produce to market. You can find a variety of vegetables such as lettuces, kale, arugula, Swiss chard, snow peas, radishes, turnips, broccoli, summer squash, mushrooms, zucchini, fresh flowers and herbs. Farmers with fresh eggs and meats are selling at the farmers markets as well. You will also find a wide variety of value added products like jams and jellies, breads, candies, and cheeses. Direct sales at farmers markets allows small farmers to get a premium for their goods. A healthy farm economy ensures access to locally produced foods. Visit a farmers market today! A For a list of where to find local foods at farmers markets and farms stands visit the Cooperative Extension website or call our office at (336) 703-2850 to request a copy.