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How Can a Farmers’ Market Benefit Your Community?

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In August 2013, the USDA announced that there are 8144 different farmers markets listed in latest National Farmers Market Directory. That is an increase of more than 3000 farmers since 2008. Even if you don’t typically frequent farmers markets this is good news, as Marketumbrella found in 2012 that local businesses located near farmers markets benefit as well. Depending upon their size and proximity to farmers markets, some businesses attribute increased sales between $19,000 and $15 million to their local farmers markets. Farmers markets are well-known as popular and convenient outlets through which local farmers, merchants, and artisans can sell their goods to local customers. Traditionally, produce has always been a favorite among locals who appreciate fresh and cheap organic food grown by local

Your Local Farmers Market May Be a Good Source for Organic Produce

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If you’ve visited your local grocery store lately, you may have been dissatisfied with the selection made available to you. Perhaps they have organic vegetables, but the selection is severely limited, and the offerings for organic meat and fresh caught seafood are non existent. Maybe your store doesn’t carry any organic vegetables at all. If either of these are the case, you may what to ask yourself, “What is a farmers markets role here?” As it happens, a certified farmers market, and your local Rochester Public Market in particular, may be able to provide you with a wide variety of cheap organic food. The produce sold at the Rochester market can be significantly less expensive than in most grocery stores. For example, while one pound of grapes may cost $1.99 in the store, a large basket full of gr

Organic Meets Online

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The challenge to eat healthy has never been greater than in this modern, fast-paced age. And if the simple desire to feel better were not enough, health epidemics such as obesity, diabetes, and some cancers are driving more and more people to reconsider the foods they put on their tables. Farmers markets provide a great way for people to buy fresh, delicious, locally-grown food, but most markets are only open at certain hours on certain days. For families with children, making the trip inconvenient at best, if not downright impossible. These days, however, a growing number of organic food sellers are bringing the farmers market online. Websites displaying all the same delicious and healthy meats, dairy products, and produce you find at the physical market are enabling health-conscious shoppers to bu

Public Markets Are a Relaxing Alternative to Grocery Stores

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Every week, individuals who have to keep their refrigerator and cupboards stocked with food for their kids will have to head to the grocery store to battle crowds and find the items they need. As a result, food buying can be stressful and time consuming, making it a hated chore. In order to avoid lines and the hassle of the grocery store, individuals might want to head to the Rochester public market instead. Rochester markets that are outdoors might not have all of the same items that can be found at a sprawling grocery store, but they will be loaded with fresh, tasty foods. And, the more relaxed environment helps turn the chore of grocery shopping into a fun and enjoyable experience. One of the best things about Rochester farmers markets is that it allows individuals to avoid the potential dangers o