Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Time To Visit Your Farmers' Market!

Yep, it's that time of the year again - Cities all over the country are featuring their Farmers' Markets.  In Oklahoma our Farmers' Markets are typically open every Wednesday and Saturday, from April to October.  Various farmer's sell their produce, normally picked that morning, from tables or the backs of pick-ups, generally in a big parking lot provided by the city.

You get only produce that is in season and won't find food imported from other states or countries.  That's a good thing.  You can buy a lot of in-season fruit, go home and can jelly or jam, or just can the fresh fruit to use in the middle of the winter. 

I find the prices to be very comparable to grocery store prices, and the quality is much, much better.   You might find a worm or two in the fresh corn, but you won't normally find pesticides.  I consider the worm to be a trade-off that's well worth it.

Become a locavore - buy your vegetables locally from farmers that are invested in your community.  You will taste the difference!

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