Video:Walk Through a Farmers Marketwith Betsy Cook
Farmers markets are cropping up more and more in communities, but is there a real benefit to shopping at them? Find out what makes a farmers market different from a grocery store.See Transcript
Transcript:Walk Through a Farmers MarketHi, I'm Betsy Cook with the Collingswood Farmers Market for About.com and today we're going to walk through the Market and show you what you can find at a typical farmers market.
Benefits of Shopping at a Farmer's MarketFarmers markets are good for several reasons, because they allow the local farming community to have access to the public, to sell directly to the public. And it helps out farmers. It allows people to get their hands on the freshest just picked produce from their region. It's known to have better freshness, better nutrition, better quality, and farmers markets have caught on as just a fun event that you want to go to and spend time at and take in the sites and the sounds and the smells and the tastes.
It's more enjoyable because people are so happy to get the produce here and people are very nice in this town. It's an idea that has been catching on. Farmers markets are growing, rapidly, across the country.
Products Found at Farmer's MarketsNot all farmers market participants are agricultural. Farmers markets also have usually, locally produced handmade products, products that have a little bit of a homemade edge to it.
Variations in Farmers MarketsYou have farmers from your region that are bringing it all to one place. And, you can spend an entire summer trying to visit the farms, um, that come together in five hours. Every farmers market is different because a different region has different seasons. They have different climates. You can really get a feeling for what each region offers by visiting different farmers markets. Thanks for watching, to learn more visit us on the Web at About.com.
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