Updated: Jul 2, 2019
By shortening the supply chain you are accomplishing more that you know!
First, by supporting your local farmers markets you are reducing the massive amounts of fossil fuels that are used to ship food all over the country! It is healthier for our environment to shop locally grown food.
The organic produce grown and picked at its prime by your local farmers is more nutritious than mechanically mass harvested vegetables that are gas ripened in a warehouse in who knows where and then shipped to your neighborhood grocery store. There is no telling how long those veggies have been sitting in the fridge.
The industrial food machine wants you to believe that a carrot is a carrot is a carrot. But, what you should know is that most vegetables start to lose their nutritional value the longer they sit. It is a much healthier and there for a more financially beneficial practice to buy your veggies at the farmers market!
Farmers market veggies = more nutrition = healthier food = healthier life = less doctor bills