Hip Hip Hooray! We love summer...the outdoors..the smells... the golden bodies (courtesy of sunless tanner of course...ohhh we smell a sunless tanner post coming!), and most of all the yummy, fresh, local, healthy Farmers Markets!!!
And B... farmers markets are good for the Earth and the local industries.
Farmers markets are an integral part of the urban/farm linkage and have continued to rise in popularity, mostly due to the growing consumer interest in obtaining fresh products directly from the farm.
Farmers markets allow consumers to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce, enables farmers the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with their customers, and cultivate consumer loyalty with the farmers who grows the produce.
Direct marketing of farm products through farmers markets continues to be an important sales outlet for agricultural producers nationwide.
Today, there are more than 4,600 farmers markets operating throughout the nation.
So go out there and enjoy your local markets!!!
Here is a list from some of our countries major cities...
Santa Monica- one of the largest in the nation! and huuuge organic section and um, hello? by the beach!
Hollywierd- a big pile of yummy fun and food and great people watching
Silverlake- for all of our hipsters at heart
New York City- there are soooo many great ones to choose from!
Chicago- these have to be good in a city this great
Dallas- ya'll got a great city... we know you have amazing markets
Austin- the newest and great up and coming city... we have already heard about your great markets
and anywhere we didn't mention, go here!
P.S. Please pass this post along to your friends and families around the country... let them know where they can go too ;)
P.P.S. Don't forget your reusable bag (or 3). Go green!