The month of March has been designated as National Nutrition Month, which coincides with Spring and new seasonal produce. Many small business owners have a farmers' market stand and need the support of their community for success - just one reason to start thinking of you and your family's health and visit a farmers' market today. Some other reasons include:
Find the freshest vegetables and fruits of the season all laid out before your eyes. Farmers’ markets present all of the freshest produce of the season and chances are, new fruits and veggies that you may not have even heard of before. Get inspired to try new flavors and recipes.
Improve Your Diet
Studies prove that eating a diet largely consisting of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes helps to keep blood pressure and cholesterol in check. Bring the kids too to help inspire healthy eating habits early on.
Cook for Health
When you shop at a farmers’ market, you want to cook the fresh foods that you purchased. By cooking your own food, you take control of exactly what you eat, how much salt you use, the portion sizes and the choices of side dishes. These decisions directly impact your health and gives you a chance to experiment with your cooking to increase the foods you enjoy.
Support Your Community
As mentioned, all small business owners need the support of their community to survive and a farmers' market is no exception. By supporting your local farmers’ markets, you are helping an entire community to thrive. A farmers’ market is the ultimate small business enterprise with many families working together in the local community to offer a great product that can be used by many.
Find a Farmers' Market Near You
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) keeps an updated directory on Farmers' Market searchable by zip code. https://www.ams.usda.gov/local-food-directories/farmersmarkets