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People today have become very conscious of what they eat. In such a conscious world it is also obvious that people would prefer fresh produce of fruits and vegetables rather going for the highly preserved ones. Thus the farmer’s market has come as a boon for them where they get many benefits other than getting farm products. Wondering what is so special about these small markets? Let’s look at the reasons below:
- Fresh Produce: In most markets one can see that the products being sold are old and dry. This happens because all these produces are picked up half raw and then despatched across nations so that it can be sold in the markets. In true sense these vegetables and fruits are not fresh.
- Financially benefitting: In the local markets the vendors are mostly farmers who come to sell the result of their hard work. Here, the money is directly given to the producer or the farmers .Thus they get the total profit and not partial profits. Also, the money benefits the local economy and not an already flourishing multinational corporation.
- Varieties: One can locate different varieties of products at the farmer’s market. Because most of the produce is of indigenous nature one would get more variety in these markets than in the grocery shops of other places. In fact in normal shops one has to go to different places to buy grains, vegetables, fruits, and other items. But here one would find everything in greater quantity and quality under the same roof. Right from fishes and meats to vegetables, fruits and flowers; everything can be located under the same roof.
- Sustainable Produce: what is so unique about the fresh produce available here is that they are chemical free. All the fruits and vegetables grown are fresh produce and do not contain any form of pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers or ammonia. Thus they are safe and healthy to consume.
- Building a Rapport: If you continuously visit the farmer’s market you tend to build a rapport and friendship with the people there. In this way it would be easier for you to locate them, their shops and also find out who has the best of which item and purchase it accordingly.
Thus, after evaluating the reasons of going to a farmer’s market it has become very clear that it is not only a market but a mini- community in itself.