In the last few years, local farmers markets have been on the upswing. With people becoming more aware of the benefits of eating healthy, and the push to help support local economies, local farms are reaping the benefits, and so are their local customers.
Buying fresh produce from local farmers gives customers not only the freshest produce around, but also the opportunity to try interesting varieties of organic produce and heirloom fruits and vegetables. Buyers get to try vegetables that never make it to mainstream supermarkets and grocery stores and create a relationship with the local farmers who grow the fresh produce. In return farmers can teach their customers how to find the best local produce at its peak ripeness and give them recipes to use their produce in.