Fresh produce has become a rarity in any city. By fresh, I mean vegetables that are picked right from the garden and brought to the family table. With the lack of green space amidst urban sprawl, city dwellers must settle for growing potted herbs and give up their green thumb.
The next best thing? Check out your local farmers’ market. Peddling everything from organic produce to gourmet cheeses, the farmers’ market is guaranteed to satisfy everyone’s taste and amusement. Not only do you bring home fresh produce for tonight’s dinner, you can spend a relaxing morning strolling around the market with your significant other or family.
When I lived in San Francisco, I would stop by the Civic Center farmers’ market on Wednesdays to indulge in white peaches from my favorite seller. Here in New York, I discovered the Park Slope farmers’ market, where you can sample honey crisp apples, learn about recycling, and enjoy an artisanal ice pop. So make a fun day out of Sunday and pick up some good old veggies to use for this month’s recipes on dishinoutBeauty.
To find a farmers’ market near you, the United States Department of Agriculture keeps a comprehensive database of markets that lets you search by zip code, state, and products available. The Eat Well Guide also lets you search for where you can buy local, sustainable, and organic food in the U.S. and Canada.
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