Indulging in products from various parts of the globe is what I enjoy most about shopping at the farmer’s market. My go-to items include plantains, whole pineapples, fresh buffalo wings, whole red snapper, and mangoes. In metro-Atlanta, the Dekalb Farmer’s Market doubles as a tourist attraction and one of the largest indoor farmer’s markets in Georgia.
Farmer’s markets sell locally grown produce, meats and the like. Consumers save money when patronizing farmer’s markets because there are minimal packaging and freight fees associated with the cost of the goods. As a minimalist, I think farmer’s markets are effective because we get to shop organically and it’s affordable.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
-Thomas Edison, 1903
Ten Benefits of Shopping at a Farmer’s Market
- Low cost on produce
- Fresh meat and seafood
- Grocery is tailored to consumer’s preference
- Broadens one’s horizon to different cultures
- Specialty items like watercress and Japanese parsley can be easily found
- Farm to table experience
- Cleaning service is offered for meat and seafood
- A larger selection of a variety of items
- Whole foods
Do you shop at your local farmer’s market? If so, what makes the experience worthwhile?
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