When you buy food locally (e.g., from a farmer’s market), you are supporting local farmers and helping to build our community. Local food is often fresher and can be healthier than food shipped from far away.
Would you rather eat vegetables that were picked this morning at the peak of freshness or something that’s been sitting in a box for the last week?
Local farmers take pride in their products and work hard to provide the best possible food for their customers. They may also use fewer pesticides and chemicals than large commercial farms.
Buying local also helps to reduce our carbon footprint by reducing the distance that food must travel. Plus, supporting local farmers keeps money in our community, which helps to support our local economy.
So next time you go shopping, be sure to stop by your local farmer’s market and pick up some fresh, locally grown produce! Your body and our community will thank you.
Here are a few links to local shops and farmer markets where you can buy healthy produce:
Goshen Farmers’ Market
Florida NY Farmers Market
Warwick Valley Farmers Market
Monroe Museum Village Farmers’ Market
Beacon Farmers Market
Farmers and Artisans Market of Washingtonville
West Point-Town of Highlands Farmer’s Market
Pine Bush Farmers Market
The Greenhouse of Goshen
Tuxedo Farmers Market
Auntie El’s Farm Market
Greenwood Lake Garden and Farm Market
Cold Spring Farmers’ Market
Stonehenge Farm Market