I’m all about farmers markets. Every dollar I spend on food goes there and they provide me with everything I need to eat and more (dessert!).
A quick recap is that by eating at farmers markets you gain superior health and weight loss, prevent global warming, and save money.
For the longest time, I wondered why nobody else understood this. It turns out that since 2000, many, many more people are starting to agree with me.
Check out the graph provided by the USDA in their annual farmers market audit:
Notice that since the recession, the so-called “expensive” markets are surging with 164% growth since 2006. If this trend continues we may finally be able to impact our food system.
I can already see it happening in the supermarkets where the words “farmer”, “market”, and “local” are everywhere. Too bad they are only marketing terms.
So next chance you have, stop by a farmers market for the real thing. Pick out some fruits and vegetables. Come back the same time next week and keep the farmers market revolution going!