Even with the ability to eat a variety of produce in the off-season, eating in-season food eliminates the damage caused by food shipping all over the world. Treat yourself to this city-wide event. Bring a basket or recyclable bag and look for items you've never tried before. Some markets provide entertainment, tastings, chef demonstration and plenty of sunshine.
Before heading to your local Farmer’s Market, bring reusable bags to transport your items with ease. Be sure to bring separate bags for produce and meats (if available). Although the produce is locally grown and reduces travel, be sure to inspect all produce and wash carefully before consuming, and wash your reusable bags after use.
I’m looking forward to the markets in fall with their golden produces. Here are recipes you can try with items you will find this fall at your local market.