6 Farmers’ Market Scams

Don’t let vague claims and lax rules ruin your favorite farmer’s market.

By Emily Main

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6 myths about farmers' marketsMyth: Bugs on your food are bad.

Fact: Bugs in processed foods are bad. On farms, that’s a totally different story. Biodiversity is a major part of organic farming. Farmers who install wildlife corridors and pollinator plantings, including meadows, will attract beneficial insects into the field to prey on pests that like to eat crops, and that means they can use fewer pesticides, whether organic or synthetic. So if you see a worm in your apple, cut him out and be thankful you’re getting truly organic, local food!

Photo: (cc) Erich Ferdinand/Flickr

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