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August 7-13 is National Farmer’s Market Week

By Greg and Hilary Eldridge

Senior Care in Buford GA

Farmer’s markets can be great places to visit, browse, and buy fresh produce. If you have a farmer’s market in your town, it can be a great place to get great deals on food, get produce that is fresh and delicious, and meet up with friends. Visiting a farmer’s market is a wonderful activity for seniors who are looking for something fun to do on a summer day. August 7-13 is observed as National Farmer’s Market Week to celebrate all of the wonderful things that farmer’s markets can do for the community. Unlike going to a grocery store, going to a farmer’s market can be a healthier and more positive experience for your senior loved one. Read on for a few of the many reasons why and why you and your loved one should consider supporting your local farmer’s market during the week of August 7-13.

Farmer’s Markets Are Eco-Friendly

Unlike at large supermarket chains, farmer’s markets don’t usually provide plastic or paper shopping bags which can take a toll on the environment. Instead, reusable bags, carts, or baskets are encouraged. So, if you and your loved one are planning a trip to a local farmer’s market, don’t forget to bring along a tote bag for all of your purchases.

They Are a Great Place to Meet Friends

Did you know that shoppers at farmer’s markets can have 3 times as many social or informational engagements as they do at a chain supermarket? Farmer’s markets help to foster healthy and happy communities by bringing people together. This can make going to a farmer’s market a great experience for your senior loved one, especially if they have a tendency to feel lonely or withdrawn. To make the experience more fun, invite friends or family members to go along to the market with you and your loved one.

They Encourage Healthy Eating

Farmer’s markets are filled with farm-fresh produce, eggs, meats, and even breads and cheeses made in small batches. They are a great place to buy spices, herbs, and even loose-leaf tea. Unlike chain supermarkets, farmer’s markets do not have aisles filled with processed foods or checkout lanes lined with tempting candies, chips, and other treats. Because of this, you and your loved one will be more likely to make healthy choices when it comes to your purchases when shopping at a farmer’s market.

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