Where can you go to buy the freshest ingredients for homemade meals? The answer is your local farmers market. Consider this… many fruits and vegetables are picked when they are un-ripe and are left to sit in large warehouses until they are shipped miles away to your local grocery store, in the process being ripened purely from age. At a farmer’s market you get the fresh produce soon after it is ripe and ready for picking. In addition to the farmers markets, some grocery stores are making local food products available. It’s important to support local farmers by buying local whenever possible.
Interested in visiting a local farmers market? Would you like to learn more about the fruits and vegetables that are in season and how to select them? Taste & See Healthy Baby Food offers classes at the farmers market that is near you in the Austin, Texas and surrounding area.
Edible Austin – Quarterly publication dedicated to celebrating Central Texas’ food culture.
Austin Chronicle – Farmers Market Report – Written by Kate Thornberry
Austin Statesman – Relish Austin – Written by Addie Boyles