Farmers Markets: Lower Cost, Increased Flavor
Locally grown, seasonal fruits and vegetables are a healthy, cost-effective option for healthy eating, especially during the summer months. One easy way to buy fresh produce is through a farmers market in your neighborhood.
Farmers markets sell produce from local farms to nearby communities. In addition to making it easier to find healthy food, farmers markets offer:
- Great tasting food.Local food doesn’t travel far, so what you buy at a farmers market is fresh. This freshness brings out the incredible natural flavors. There is also plenty of variety, so be adventurous and try something you haven’t eaten before.
- A sense of community. Farmers markets are a great place to meet and gather with your neighbors and learn about the local environment—all while shopping for healthy food.
- Lower costs. Farmers markets often provide fresh, local, and delicious options at a lower cost than grocery stores. A 2011 study found that farmers markets were about 12% less expensive than supermarkets.
- Support for the local economy.By selling produce directly to local communities, farmers can lower their costs for shipping.
Farmers markets make healthy eating easy and tasty—and they’re easy to find. The number of farmers markets has increased by 67% since 2008. Not sure of a location near you? Then see the USDA’s Farmers Markets Directory.
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San Diego – Linda Vista Certified Farmers Market
Thursday: 3 pm – 7 pm – Summer hours
Linda Vista Plaza Shopping Center
6939 Linda Vista Rd
San Diego, CA 92111