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Easy access to fresh, locally grown foods adds a variety of flavors to your menu, along with delicious nutrition that does a body good! Plus, many markets also sell organic foods that are grown without the use of pesticides. You don’t have to buy organic, though. When you get fruits and vegetables at the peak of the growing season, nothing is fresher or tastes better. Plus, foods that are in season usually cost less than out-of-season produce.
To make the most of your trip to the local farmers market, follow these tips:
Need help finding a local farmers market near you? Visit the United States Agriculture Department's website.
Originally published 5/23/2016; Revised 2021
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