You already know that buying your produce from your local farmers market is healthier and more eco-friendly. Here's another great reason to shop there: Your purchases really do support local family farms. According to a report from the Colorado-based Boulder County Farmers Markets, farmers make 94 cents for every dollar spent at the farmers market versus just under 8 cents for every dollar spent when they sell to grocery stores. Not only is buying direct fresher, it's also much more financially beneficial to farmers.
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