Good news to all those who seek fresh, local food products. The USDA stated on their website that farmers’ markets are continuing to increase each year, with 2011 being no exception.
Shopping at farmers’ markets instead of mainstream grocery stores is an excellent way to go green by reducing transportation emissions. Also, you are pumping money back into your local community and supporting local business.
Here are some items available at the farmers market in Gainesville to give you an idea of what you can get: Eggplant, sweet potatoes, carrots, radishes, berries, tomato, mixed greens, broccoli, honey, herb plants, tempeh and many handmade crafts.
Check out my pictures of my local farmers’ market.