Farmers’ Market Finds

In recent years, the number of farmers’ markets across North
America has swelled. What a boon for the home cook! At your fingertips are the
freshest, most flavorful foods money can buy. There are so many reasons to seek
out farmers’ markets, from supporting the local economy to purchasing food
that’s grown with integrity. But the most compelling reason has more to do with
seasonality. The food naturally follows the seasons, only travels a short
distance to reach market, and is most often picked ripe. Compare that to
supermarkets stocked with the same produce year-round, regardless of season, and
fruits and vegetables that have been picked unripe (to hold up during the
lengthy commute to the grocery store).  Read more….

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