Traditional Grocery Stores vs. Local Farmers/Markets
A common frequently asked question of mine is which is best and why. I thought I would share my top four reasons why I support my local farmers and/or farmers market:
- Organic, which means no pesticides, no GMOs, minimum processing and it is sustainable.
- Seasonal, the produce is at its freshest in nutrition, flavor and color. Also, we're more conscious of nature's food cycles.
- Community connection with our food source. When I shop with my local farmer, I build a rapport with him and I understand essentially, where my food comes from.
- Last, but definitely not least: it is CHEAPER! No explanation needed, right?!
So, where do you shop for your produce?