In New Jersey from mid-May to mid-November, farmers markets abound, offering locally grown or raised, veggies, fruits, meat, poultry, even locally caught fresh fish.
Think about it. You can buy your food directly from the person who grew
it, and it was picked just 1 or 2 days before. It doesn't get fresher than that!
Your food will be more nutritious (much fewer chemicals and preservatives)
and you'll increase the diversity of the food you eat.
You'll learn the seasonality of foods grown in Jersey. For example: Broccoli grows in the Spring and Fall but not in the hot months of July and August.
And what’s better than buying and enjoying fresh locally grown Jersey tomatoes and corn in the summer? Eat Local! It's good for you and the community.
Ennis Murphy is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. To learn more about his practice and approach to overall health, please visit www.tworiverhealth.com.