For years and years, including in today’s times, going to the grocery store is the standard way to purchase fruits and vegetables for the family. However, there are more options available besides just the grocery store to take care of this much-needed task. For example, the Minneapolis Farmers Market, right around the corner, is the perfect way to not only support local farmers but to also enjoy what the season has to offer by tasting the real flavors of foods.
You will find the farmers market in two different areas for your convenience. The Lyndale market is open year-round. The downtown market is closed during the colder seasons. Go to either of the markets to enjoy the freshest food available from the many vendors. Not only is the food the freshest, but by visiting these markets, you support the local economy. That’s because many of the foods are grown locally. Of course, exotic options may also be available that are imported by these merchants.
For those who visit the farmers market, they may be there to buy something to cross off their grocery list, but they may also be there to browse through the local vendors. Sure you’ll find fruits and vegetables in season, but you’ll also find foods that are difficult or impossible to find at local grocery stores. So what are the additional items that can be found at these farmers markets?
If you can find it on a Minneapolis farm, you can find it at a Minneapolis farmers market. You’ll find lots of different kinds of meat, such as pork, beef and even bison. If local cheeses are your fancy, there’s plenty of them. Or, how about eggs fresh from the farm? You can also find honey available from these local merchants, much sweeter than anything you’ll find in the stores.
Even more, some of the vendors offer more than whole foods in the form of fruits and vegetables. They go above and beyond by providing you additional items that are perfect for your kitchen. For example, how about one of the many kinds of sauces or pastries? These are not only, but they are completely fresh and ready for you to buy. Another example is the many freshly baked breads that are available at the Minneapolis farmers markets.
Want more than just food choices? No problem. At these farmers markets you can find things like fresh flowers that are cut from local greenhouses, or, weather permitting, grown outside. Another favorite item you can find is handmade soaps waiting for you to purchase.
If you’re looking for something 100 percent fresh to purchase, look no further than the farmers market. So take the time to visit the market on a regular basis. In fact, because there are two convenient locations, go ahead and make it a part of your weekly schedule. You’ll enhance you and your family’s life in a healthy way, and you’ll have fun doing it. See you at the farmers market!