Time to Enjoy National Farmers' Market Week

Time to Enjoy National Farmers' Market Week

8/5/2015 10:39 AM

Only a couple days left in National Farmers’ Market Week so now is the time to visit your local market and load up on fruits and veggies. But, make sure to take along the Alliance for Food and Farming’s guide developed to help shoppers select farmers’ market vendors who grow food responsibly and safely. 

The Centers for Disease Control recently reported that only 1 in 10 Americans eat enough of these healthy foods per day so visiting a farmers’ markets is a great way to try different fruits and veggies, learn new ways to incorporate produce into your daily diet, find new recipes and talk directly to farmers!  So, enjoy the bounty offered by your local farmers’ markets and use the AFF’s guide to learn more about some things to consider when choosing a vendor.

To find a farmers’ market located near you, visit the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farmers’ Market Directory.

Read, learn, choose but eat more organic and conventionally grown fruits and veggies everyday for better health and a longer life.

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