What better way to take advantage of summer’s bounty than a visit to a local farmers market?
This summer, do your grocery shopping outside and search your local farmers market for nutrient-rich foods like fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. Many markets also sell organic foods, which are grown without the use of most conventional pesticides.
Should I buy organic? When you get fruits and vegetables at the peak of the growing season, when produce is at its freshest and tastes best, you don’t need to buy organic. And because you’re buying foods that are in season, they can be cheaper than out-of-season produce.
To get the most from your market visit, check out these great tips:
How do you support local and shop organic?
Need help locating a local market? Visit the United States Agriculture Department's website to find a farmer’s market near you.
Visit the United States Department of Agriculture website to find a farmers market near you.Sources: letsmove.gov, Agricultural Marketing Service, Washington State University Extension
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