The 8 Best Foods to Buy at Farmers’ Markets

Yes, farm-fresh produce tastes better, but there are dozens more reasons why you should support local food.

By Emily Main

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Peaches are among the best things to buy at the farmers' market.Peaches
Domestic, imported. Organic, nonorganic. Peaches just don’t taste good any other time of year than in midsummer, the height of their season, because they don’t hold up well during transport. Another benefit to buying local? Pesticides. According to the Environmental Working Group’s Shoppers Guide to Produce, peaches are treated with more pesticides than any other fruit. Buying local means you can grill the farmer to see which chemicals, if any, he or she uses.
 
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