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:
  1. Organic, which means no pesticides, no GMOs, minimum processing and it is sustainable.
  2. Seasonal, the produce is at its freshest in nutrition, flavor and color. Also, we're more conscious of nature's food cycles.
  3. 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.
  4. Last, but definitely not least: it is CHEAPER! No explanation needed, right?!
So, where do you shop for your produce?