Fall is a great time to find healthy food that is in season.
But you don’t have to go to the grocery store to find fresh produce this time of year.
A multitude of farmer’s markets offer the opportunity to find healthy locally-sourced vegetables and fruits. Farmer’s markets not only allow you the chance to support local farmers, but you can also often score fresher produce straight from the farm. In addition, food at local farmer’s markets can contain fewer chemicals and preservatives than those you might find at the neighborhood grocery store.
Farmer’s markets allow you to purchase produce straight from the farm.
North Dakota offers many farmer’s markets for residents to check out. Most farmer’s markets run from June or July through September or October.
While many people associate farmer’s markets with larger metropolitan areas such as downtown Fargo or Bismarck, North Dakota boasts farmer’s markets in big cities and small towns alike.
Here is a statewide list of farmer’s markets in North Dakota, courtesy of the North Dakota Farmers Market & Growers Association. Here is another list of farmer’s markets in the state from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture.
Shoppers in larger cities often have a number of farmer’s markets to choose from. Here is a look at some local farmer’s markets and a farmer’s market shopping guide from The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead.
Ryan Schuster is an editor in the Communications department at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.