You don’t have to be a homesteader or prepper to enjoy the many benefits of farmers markets. Not only do they help support your local farming community but they also give you access to healthy, natural foods that you may want grow yourself or have the time to give to a garden. TodayI’m going to take an in-depth look at the benefits of farmers markets and highlight why you should be heading to a farmers market near you on a regular basis.
1) Farmers Markets Provide You With The Goods You Need In A Self-Sufficient Way
If you love the thought of growing beautiful fresh vegetables of your own, but don’t have the time or space farmers markets are perfect. All the foods offered at farmers markets are produced by the local community in an organic way, so you can be sure that anything you buy is healthy, natural and tasty. By purchasing your goods from a farmers market, you’re investing in and supporting your local homesteading community.
2) Farmers Markets Provide A Better Variety Of Foods Than Most Competing Stores
Another great thing about farmers markets, is that they generally have a much better range of foods than regular stores. This allows you and your family to constantly try new, interesting and exciting varieties of food and enjoy a rich, varied diet.
3) Farmers Markets Provide You With An Opportunity To Make Money
If you do have a garden or specialize in producing certain goods or produce them in quantities greater than you and your family require, farmers markets are a great way to prevent these goods from going to waste. Simply round up your excess crops, get a stall at your local farmers market and sell them to interested consumers.
4) Farmers Markets Allow You To Better Integrate Into The Homesteading Community
In addition to the material benefits, farmers markets also allow you to get know your local homesteading community on a much deeper level. You can get locally grown produce, fresh in season, get to know local farmers and possibly pick up some useful tips in preparting vegetables that are new to you and your family, and talk to local homesteaders This is an opportunity that you don’t get in typical grocery stores.
As you can see, there are plenty of reasons you should be heading to farmer’s markets. So if you don’t currently visit them on a regular basis, start making them part of your routine and enjoy all the benefits listed in this article.