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1 Know how. Know now. 1

2 2 Created by: Alice Henneman, MS, RD, Extension Educator University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension Photos by Alice Henneman, with exceptions noted Eating is one of life’s greatest pleasures!

3 3  Farmers’ markets offer fantastic food and much more!  Following are 12 reasons for visiting a farmers’ market...

4 4 1. Find foods not found in a grocery store

5 5 2. Take home a tasty tomato

6 6 Make a tomato, basil, and olive oil bruschetta or other recipe!

7 7 3. Enjoy really fresh sweet corn

8 8 Fresh from the field means fantastic flavor! Photo Source: Microsoft Image and Media Library

9 9 4. Purchase a pretty plant

10 10 You know the plant will grow locally because it was grown locally.

11 11 5. Meet with a master gardener Extension master gardeners are available at some farmers’ markets. They’ll answer your garden questions and help make your garden grow!

12 12 6. Make memorable meals

13 13 7. Get really fresh food

14 14  Freshly picked produce not only tastes better, but keeps longer, too!  Look for the Buy Fresh Buy Local sign used many places to identify locally grown produce.

15 15 8. Have fun with friends & family

16 16 Many farmers’ markets feature special events, such as cooking demonstrations, music, festivals and more.

17 17 9. Buy a beautiful bouquet

18 Get to know your farmer

19 19 Ask questions about how the food was grown, how to cook it, and more...

20 Support your local economy

21 21 If every household spent $10 weekly on locally produced food, think how much money stays in your local economy each week!

22 Farmers’ markets offer surprises!

23 23 You never know what you might see or do!

24 24 See you at a farmers’ market!

25 25 Extension is a Division of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska– Lincoln cooperating with the Counties and the United States Department of Agriculture. University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension educational programs abide with the nondiscrimination policies of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and the United States Department of Agriculture.


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