Jul 27, 2021
Sustainable produce is always in season
Savouring the taste of your favourite fruits and vegetables at peak freshness is as real as it gets. While there are countless reasons to support farmers and local artisans, the ability to meet the people who grow your food can be highly rewarding for your kids as it helps them realize the importance of developing healthy eating habits and attitudes they will carry with them for the rest of their lives.
The farmers market is the heartbeat of your community - a place to meet up and socialize with your friends, bring your children, and experience small-town life in an urban setting.
A regular trip to a farmers market is one of the best ways to experience the flavours of the season and to reconnect with the cycles of nature native to our region.
Unlike the highly processed food grown using pesticides, hormones, and antibiotics in our grocery stores, most food found at the farmers market is cared for using sustainable techniques and picked right before you purchase it.
Supporting sustainable agriculture minimizes the impact on mother earth and our carbon footprint by using far less natural resources like fossil fuels that contribute to air and land pollution as well as over packaging which ends up in our landfills.
Nourish your body and your soul as you can’t beat the biodiversity and amazing array of produce you will never see in a typical supermarket.
Remember many of these farmers, growers, ranchers, and artisans are also passionate cooks eager to pass along free advice about how to incorporate the products they are selling. Take this opportunity to expand your culinary knowledge while experimenting with new foods, spices and techniques.