If you live in a northern region, like Canada or Chicago or Pittsburgh, chances are your local farmer's market will shut down for the winter. If you live in a southern region, maybe you have one all year-round. Either way, you should go to the farmer's market, because it is the best. And if you didn't agree by just reading the title, let me tell you why.
The farmer's market is a great way to actually get fresh produce. Farmer's markets are the place local farmers use to sell their fruits and vegetables to you. Their products did not come from a far region from boat or plane to reach you, and it's likely they did not spend too much time from the moment they were reaped until they are sold.
All of that makes farmer's markets a more ecological option. Why you ask? First of all, it's because of the fact that all the food being local; it saves a lot on fuel and carbon emissions by not being shipped from the other side of the world in planes or boats. And usually, some farmers at this type of markets try to use more sustainable methods to grow their products.
Then, of course, there is the fact that you are encouraging local production. There are too many good reasons to be in favor of that to write them all here, but we trust you think it's a good thing too!
Finally, there is the fact that produce found at the farmer's market tend to be cheaper than in supermarkets.
So grab your Planet E by Eco-stream bag and off to the market!