Farmers markets are a way for farmers to sell their products directly to the consumers. It is a great way for consumers to get fresh, locally grown food. Farmers markets can be easily found using the USDA Farmers Market Search and other directories. They are the perfect place to try new foods that are not commonly found in supermarkets and a great way to support local farmers. In addition, WIC and SNAP cards are accepted at most farmers markets.
While perusing the seasonal produce at the Farmers’ Market, my basket brimming with orange tiger eggplants, radishes straight from the earth, beautifully misshapen shishito peppers, and freshly-baked hearth bread, it occurred to me: Farmers’ markets make people happy.