Shopping at Your Local Farmers Market
From fresh produce and cultural cuisine to fresh-cut flowers and arts and crafts, farmers markets are a melting pot of local flavors and goods. Whether you’re strolling the stalls to stock your pantry, or swinging to the sounds of local music on a Saturday, farmers markets offer something for everyone.
Among the most important benefits of all, buying food locally is not only fresh and delicious, it helps the local economy and the environment. When you shop at a farmers market, you’re getting foods at their seasonal best and supporting local farmers.
Watch as Jeana Myers, horticulture agent with N.C. Cooperative Extension, shares more about the benefits of buying from your local farmers market.
Basket Full of Resources
- Find your local farmers market in North Carolina.
- Once you get home with your goodies, make sure you know the safest ways to wash fruits and vegetables for your family.
- Review more farmers markets resources from NC State Extension for farmers market managers, vendors and residents developing local food systems.