Farmers Markets

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  • July 4, 2011 11:09 am

Farmers Markets

More and more people these days—not just chefs, but everyday home cooks and travelers, too—are developing an appreciation for farmers’ markets. In fact, some of these local spots for buying fruits, vegetables, hand made crafts, dairy, and meat directly from the growers are even becoming tourist attractions.

As a result, weekly markets are flourishing across America. And while part of the fun of shopping here is certainly sensory (sticking your nose in a bouquet of fresh dill, testing the snap of wax beans just off the vine), community sustainability—small regional operations employing organic or eco-minded practices—is a big part of the draw, too. With the diversity of farmers’ market offerings these days, the chances to appreciate such agricultural bounty are, well, bountiful

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