I love farmers markets. The menagerie of colorful veggies and fruits makes me giddy, plus there is some great people-watching.
Catching a second of convo with the farmers makes it all the better; I swear it makes the food taste more delicious when you know where, how, and by whom it was grown. And the food definitely tastes better when it’s seasonal, grown locally, and doesn’t make the usual 1500 mile sprint from farm to mouth.
There’s been a tipping point recently in the interest in farmers markets and local food. Supporting local farmers markets is key in the slow food movement. If you’re passionate about fresh food, local agriculture, or want to just get involved with your community, here are 8 fun ways to get involved in your local farmers market.