Healthy Living: Shopping Your Local Farmer's Market

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Updated: Mon, 06 May 2013 01:57:19 EST

Shopping at your local farmer's marker is one of the easiest ways to eat locally and organically. If you've never been, here are a few ways to make the most of your farmer's market experience. David Davis is a regular shopper of the Mulberry Street Market and says once you learn your way around your farmer's maket you'll enjoy the experience and reap the health rewards for shopping local. David Davis: "Nutrition is a problem. This is the best source of relaiably nutritious affordable produce and meat in the city of Macon. " When David vists he takes his time. He arrives early or late because the best goods typically go first. David David: " Browse, talk to the people selling the product. Many of the people selling are farmers. They know the food when it was a seed and they can tell you about it. They have a connection to the land and the food they produce. " •At Mulberry Market, Cash isn't always necessary. Susannah Cox uses her debit cards to buy tokens to make her weekly groceries. She comes prepared with her own reusable shopping bags and asks the vendors a lot of questions. "I think it is great to see what local goodness we have. More than anything, we learn what is really in season. " Don't be afraid to ask questions of the vendors when you see unfamiliar produce. And one very important to to help your healthy menu: "I've learned if you have favorite vendors, get their email addresses." You can visit the Mulberry Street Market at Mulberry Street Park between First and Second streets Wedenesday evenings from 4:30 to 7 pm.

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