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Farmers market -- super market.
Farmers markets are growing in popularity across the US but are there are items in the -- is really better than what you can find at this supermarket.
With more on this we have fill up with the editor at supermarket guru right here on -- so great to see you greets you.
Still should listen I have a farmer's market in my neighborhood and everybody thinks it's the coolest thing to go to.
But you look around the corner and air boxes with Mexico stamped on it this isn't local pro is.
Absolutely and by the way to great place to go to meet your neighbors.
But it doesn't mean it's a great place to buy produce because just as you point out -- -- to local.
Is really getting stretched too used to be you know between fifty miles than it was two and fifty miles -- in the state.
Notes in the country.
I'll bottom line is you've got to be Smart you've got to look behind that table you've got to talk to the former and if it says.
They're organic and mother's hand written signs on the cardboard box asked to see -- certification.
By law they have to have -- -- -- there.
OK so it may not be organic -- what you're saying apple -- what about that as well.
So how many people reason firmer markets now but -- -- -- a sense it's the most popular thing in the world well it's grown 10% -- -- TU STA over the past year.
And it's now over 7008.
-- or exactly.
Form -- markets in the country.
That's huge and also what we're starting to see especially in Seattle where -- -- markets are now going into the parking lots of supermarkets where they're going.
Forces and the supermarket is is getting new customers as a result.
Because you see what the prices here you see it's Mexico you go inside and that might be local or might be Mexico but there's a cost difference here.
Coveted device are probably absolutely so let's talk a little bit about how to quiet local -- mean if you really -- -- get the local farmers Curtis having a get well.
You can go to a farmer's market but talk to the former a lot of mergers shoppers -- go to the -- markets in the morning in buying it.
A great way to get real local -- Goosen joining -- CSA.
Where I've done that -- but the problem with that and we hear from a lot of consumers.
-- you get a box every week what's great and fresh and you don't consume half because you don't know what it is or what to do with that.
So you really want to be Smart you wanna go into the store every supermarket has.
Both organic and conventional has some local but keep in mind that if it's in season it's probably going to be local this time of year you're gonna get great.
You know blueberries and strawberries and peaches and all that but in January you're not gonna get those products that are local.
Let's talk a little bit about supermarket produce for a second because while -- came out with this -- you and I thought yeah that's that's.
Weary they said -- would -- local we're really gonna try to are our quantity of materials from local farmers.
It's I mean it should you just go to the supermarket instead.
Absolutely I mean that's what I do.
To be honest with you and I've got a farmer's market around the corner from me in Santa Monica.
Every Sunday I prefer going to the supermarket.
And knowing what I'm getting without all the hype and and also -- markets -- with the used to be now they're selling jams and jellies and T shirts and it's big business let's -- a huge -- got you to have this idea this can notch a -- What's from a small farmer and it came right from you know -- you know ten acres not so some of these things are being pig farms that are.
Let's face it's -- Virtually predict absolutely and also -- exceptions but if you look at union square in New York which is one of the best and one of the oldest in the country.
They are you -- actually meet for -- talked to -- and learn from them we should always do is taste.
That's number they let you do that yes yet it when LA that we if there's somebody who won't let you do it.
Don't buy from them.
Because they don't want you to taste it because you're gonna see that it's not very good to taste first talked to the former C where it's grown get a relationship going.
Okay organic farmers markets.
How can I be sure.
Certification if they don't have that white piece of paper up there that certified that -- -- organic body or you tilt or another agency they're not.
OK so it's great to see you've got to be unsettled time I love it up on the air except.
It's so good to see if -- idea of.
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