Straight from the farm

Tuesday May 12, 2015

May is here and Summer is just around the corner! This is the time of year that local farmers markets begin to offer large varieties of fresh, local fruits and vegetables. Purchasing produce from a local farmers market is a great way to support your local farmers and economy. Buying produce straight from the farmer often means increased profits for the farmer. The farmer can then spread this profit throughout the community, contributing to the cycle for a stronger local economy.

When you purchase local produce from the farmers market, you are also improving your health! Fresh produce loses nutrients quickly. Local products are typically fresher and will taste better than produce that has had to be shipped over an average of 7-10 days.  Shorter shipping distance reduces both carbon dioxide emissions and utilization of packing materials. You also will know where your food came from and their farming practices; this relationship with the farms will help you choose safe food!

Come out and try a new fruit or vegetable at:

Western Wake Farmers Market at UNC Wellness Northwest Cary, Saturdays from 7:30 AM-12:30 PM. Click here for more details!

The LoMo Market, a local mobile farmers market comes to UNC Wellness at Meadowmont, Tuesdays 10:00 AM-12:00 PM and Thursdays 6:30-8:00PM.