Hey Broke-Ass Students, remember that although some food may be cheaper, ensure that it is free of pesticides and nasty chemicals! Your health is paramount. Not only will buying from the markets ensure you’re benefiting farmers as well as yourself, but you’re sure to that your food is good for you.
A recent study conducted in June 2014 by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) has revealed that farmers markets are an extremely valuable practice, not only for the farmers, but for the consumers and the community.
“Farmers’ markets are a vital and increasingly significant link in Australia’s food chain and provide a valuable distribution channel connecting farmers and specialty food producers directly with customers,” Says Ms Jane Adams from the Australian Farmers’ Markets Association (AFMA).
Farmers markets provide an accessible outlet for consumers to purchase products that are not only safe, reliable and healthy, but also great value for money. The reduced travel time and absence of packaging allows locally sourced produce to be fresher and more nutritious than commercial supermarket bought foods. This also makes it an incredibly sustainable and eco-friendly practice!
Farmers markets also offer many benefits to the farmers and stallholders. Farmers markets become a reliable distribution channel for local…
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