Thank goodness for local efforts to provide fresh commodities through the farmer’s markets. Spring is upon us and that means supplies of garden goods will soon be available to consumers.
We see many benefits to shopping with local producers, be it health, economic or environmental or simply a way to hold onto family traditions. Not to mention, today’s on-the-go lifestyles are making the once-routine, home from-scratch cooking almost a lost art. Too often, families are bypassing the kitchen table in favor of restaurants, or, sadly, a paper sack and the car seat.