Farmers Markets Encourage Healthy Eating

Service member shopping at farmers' market.

You might have to move across the country every three(ish) years, but that doesn't mean you have to buy food that moves long distances. When your produce makes a cross-country trip to get to your kitchen, you have to wonder if any of its freshness and nutrients fell off the truck.

The best way to spare yourself from well-traveled produce is to shop local. Your local farmers market can show you what fresh produce, local fare and local people are all about.

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