Farmer’s markets. Whether you are visiting a city’s farmer’s market or stopping by a roadside stand, nothing quite compares to the freshness and goodness that fresh produce provides. Its time to take your senses on an adventure!
There is nothing quite like a visit to a farmer’s market. Just think. Would you prefer to get your fruits and veggies at your regular grocery store, or if you had the chance, would you rather get them from a farmer’s market? If you’ve ever been to a farmer’s market, I’d say it would probably win-hands down!
Farmer’s Markets-The 5 Benefits
Tastes Better In Season
That seems like rather a no-brainer. You know the produce is being brought to you fresh. Whether you are a “foodie” or not, there is not much denying the taste. You hear it all the time- “it doesn’t taste like this in the middle of winter!”
Delights The Senses
As they say, presentation is everything. Whether it’s through sight or smell, senses are ignited at farmer’s markets. Your eyes are drawn to attractive displays of amazing vibrant colours! When the wind is blowing just right, you can smell the amazing aromas from fresh picked fruit!
Get Your Greens-Healthy Eating At Its Best
Buy food with no guilt! Healthy eating abounds at farmer’s markets. Fruits and vegetables are recognized as one of the healthiest food sources. All the vitamins, nutrients and low in calories. On the Noom Weight Loss Program, all vegetables and the majority of fruits are classified as “green” meaning “make these foods an ample part of your food plan”. You can read up on that here. It’s all good!
If you are buying foods from a farmer’s roadside stand or in front of his farm fields, it’s probably that you are buying that farmer’s produce. From a farmer’s market in the city, “local” can take on a different interpretation. It could be from the city’s suburbs, within the county or even within the state or province. Ask the stand if it’s a concern to you. Be open to the fact that some produce may not be able to be produced “locally” and needs to come from farther off. Buying local does help the community and the farmers that grow us such amazing produce.
Pick Your Own
This is a bit of a different off-shoot of farmer’s markets but it gives YOU the chance to pick your own produce! It could be fruits or vegetables and could be a real advantage to you from an opportunity for movement and the opportunity to burn some calories. Picking your own will also reduce the cost of what you would pay for a farmer’s already picked produce. This can be an advantageous practice when it comes to preserving or canning. It can also be a tradition. Pick produce with your children or grandchildren. It may be a tradition that lives on through your generations. Check your local newspapers or on the internet for opportunities in your area.
Visit a Farmer’s Market Today
From the health aspect, goodness and opportunity to pass it down to your later generations, farmer’s markets have many advantages and little disadvantages when you look at it long term. The season can be short, depending on where you are from. Take advantage of it while you can. For goodness sake!
After years of weight issues, I have finally found the formula of combining healthy food choices, regular exercise and positive behavior change to lose weight for good. Coupled with, exploring self-development, being productive and living simply, I am now maintaining a healthy lifestyle and in a good place. I enjoy writing articles to help my readers to become the best they can be!