I love buying local food at the New York farmer's markets!
It's fun to get to know the farmers by name and to chat with them while admiring the rows of fresh produce and apple cider. I like knowing the person who grew my food because it makes me feel safe. There are so many additives and pesticides in commercially produced foods and the more I can know about what I am eating and preparing for friends and family the better.
Eating locally grown fruits and veggies helps me eat the foods in alignment with the current season. Doing this makes me feel connected to the earth and it brings me joy to know that in this small way I am helping to conserve resources. Farmer's markets also give me an opportunity to break out my high fashion, super-bad-ass, brightly colored 95% recycled woven polypropylene shopping bag (plastic bags are so 90's!) and this bag from BlueQ is soooo cute and always draws conversation and compliments;)
Here is an easy and quick way to keep in the loop on where the closest Green Market is.
Bon apetite and thanks for reading!