5. Your produce will be more nutritious
There’s nothing artificial about food grown on a small family farm. It hasn’t been gassed to ripen, or been modified to travel well. Many also believe that fresh-from-the-farm produce offer added antioxidants and phytonutrients.
6. Your produce will be more flavourful
When produce has to travel, that becomes the main concern for its producers. When you shop at a farmers’ market, the only thing the producers are concerned about is quality.
7. You’ll have access to food with far fewer-if not, no-chemical preservatives
Shopping at a farmers’ market means you can ask the producers how their crops are raised, what chemicals are used (if any) and when the item was harvested. Because the timeline is much shorter than importing, local farmers don’t have the same need for chemical preservatives.