As market season kicks into high gear, farm stands beckon shoppers with signs: Local! Organic! Natural! No Spray! Sustainable! Organic is defined by strict federal standards. But what do these other claims really mean, and which are worthy of support?
10 Great reasons to shop at a farmer’s market this summer.
With so many labels out there – such as organic, natural, humane, GMO-free, and more – it can be hard to tell what you’re really buying – and why it matters.
Community-based farmer’s markets can introduce shoppers to an array of foods they may otherwise never experience. Farmer’s markets are great places to find fresh, locally grown foods, and many market customers are happy to know they’re benefitting both the environment and local businesses with every dime they spend.