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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Buy anything organic at the farmers' market.Anything that’s organic
Despite the feel-good factor of supporting local farms, where your food is grown accounts for just a fraction of its environmental impact. It’s how your food is grown that matters most. According to a pair of Cornell agricultural researchers, 11 percent of your food’s environmental impact comes from food miles, whereas 83 percent comes from how it was grown, particularly when it’s grown with the greenhouse-gas-intensive fertilizers and pesticides used on chemical farms.

More Information: How Organic Farming Methods Compare to Conventional Agriculture

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