Step 1. Find a farmer’s market in your area. www.localharvest.org is a great source.
Step 2. Support them, buy from them, and let them know you appreciate their hard work.
To speak in generalizations, most family owned farms take better care of their surrounding environment, community’s needs, and use more organic farming methods than their corporate counter parts.
But beyond the ethical reasons why it is good to support your local farmers; going to a farmer’s market is like a food adventure. Ask questions about that heirloom variety of tomato, what purple potatoes taste like, or how to cook a new mystery vegetable that you’ve never seen before – and you are likely to get some great answers.
And if you have kids that just won’t eat healthy – putting a colorful new vegetable on the dinner table might be enough to tempt them to try something new and delicious.
Eating healthy is an important part of being well and staying well; and farmer’s markets are a great tool to keep you inspired.