Staying Healthy Where And What Should We Eat?
Everyone loves food; we need food to survive. Our world is full of so many different places to buy foods: Farmer’s Markets, healthy grocery stores, health food stores, fast food, sit-down restaurants, convenience stores, discount stores, grocery stores and even buying online. Some are wonderful options…some are horrific options.
We have choices to make for ourselves and for our families’ regarding where we want to purchase food, whether it is dining out, catching a quick bite, or eating at home.
The most common questions I get asked are: “Where are the best places to buy food?”, and “What are the best brands to buy?”.
The best place to start is by buying good quality, healthy, REAL food. The optimum place to eat is at home, where proper meals can be prepared, with ingredients we know and can trust.
Most cities across America offer fresh produce and other items that are usually on the healthy side at these places. The Daily Meal did the work for you by providing the top 101 best Farmer’s Markets across the USA. https://www.thedailymeal.com/cook/101-best-farmers-markets-america-2017
The Daily Meal found that the best Farmer’s Markets were located in these states: California, New York, Minnesota and Washington. Yet, they listed 41 total states and where to get the best fresh market items. The staff writers’ discovered that there are over 8,500 registered Farmer’s Markets all over the US. That is a lot of great food! Even if your community did not make the list, you can check out where one might be located and the times they operate. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has compiled a list with 871 pages of Farmer’s Markets who sell a variety of items. You can search by zip code and mile radius to find the markets near you. https://www.ams.usda.gov/local-food-directories/farmersmarkets By clicking on the symbol under “info”, a pop up will fill you in on all of the details: location, times they open and close, what they sell, payment options, months open and who to contact should you have a question.
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