Visit Your Local Farmers Market Today for Vibrant Health

by Todd Dosenberry on · 17 comments

Farmers' Market
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You want to be healthy. You want leanness. You want to feel awesome as much as possible. You want perfect digestion if possible. You want to avoid sickness. You want to be disease and cancer free.

You can have it all. The most important step is feeding your body what it desires.

How do you do this?

Buy food at a farmers market.

Here is what you may find in abundance:

  • Fresh veggies
  • Fresh fruit
  • Pastured eggs
  • Grass-fed meat (including the nutrient dense organ meats like liver!)
  • Fish/seafood
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Extra virgin/cold pressed Olive Oil

Local food. Sustainable food. Perhaps certified organic food. Food that nourishes you. Food that will prevent sickneess, disease and cancer. Food that will make you come alive.

Food that will make you healthy.

You will meet farmers and will be able to learn exactly how your food is grown and raised. You will build relationships with the farmers you buy from.

You will NOT find crap. You will NOT find CAFO meat. You will NOT find colorful boxes.

Begin to focus your grocery shopping efforts at your local farmers market starting NOW!

Then thank me later.

You need to begin feeding your body whole food if you want vibrant health. You will find this at the farmers market. Sure, you can buy whole, real food at your standard grocery store. But, most of the "food" that is available is crap unless you are shopping at a place like Whole Foods. Farmers markets are not perfect either but it is by far the best place to start. It is by far the best place to focus on.

Go ahead and buy coconut milk at your areas standard grocer.

But, if you want to make it easy on yourself then just visit your farmers market. There are countless benefits in doing so.

If you have no idea where a farmers market may be in your area then why not do a quick google search? Or, visit LocalHarvest.org for farmers markets or EatWild.com for grass-fed, wild meat.

Do you shop at your local farmers market? Why or why not?


by Todd Dosenberry

Todd Dosenberry, aka "Primal Toad", is a primal enthusiast who is on a lifelong mission to inspiring millions of people. You can find him on his blog, Primal Toad, various social media sites or possibly in your hometown as he is in the midst of a world travel expedition through 2020.
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Meg January 19, 2012 at 10:45 am

I love farmers markets! I also have learned to love to eat what’s in season. I won’t buy fruits and veggies if they are not in season. I even will go as far and say that I think I can taste the difference in some of my favorite crops! I know it’s a stretch!

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Todd Dosenberry January 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm

You are right on with the taste difference. Conventional strawberries that I buy at Meijer are huge and firm. Local strawberries I buy at the farmers market are small and juicy.

Depending on the food, it can truly be a huge difference!
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plumbers bristol January 19, 2012 at 10:50 pm

I like shopping at the Farmers Markets when I can. The Food tends to be allot fresher and better tasting. The Amish in our area sell vegetables they grow. We just moved to the area this past year and I plan to check out their vegetables next year when they start selling them again.

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Todd Dosenberry January 20, 2012 at 11:07 am

They most definitely are better tasting. And, always fresher. A lot of times they were picked that same exact day. You can’t beat that! When you buy produce at a standard grocer, it has been shipped from hundreds of miles a way, possibly flown from thousands of miles away!

Nothing beats the farmers market.
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Be January 20, 2012 at 5:28 am

What a timely post … as I started my 2012 shopping last week at my local farmer’s market. I decided that for 2012 I would begin to shop at farmer’s markets and then to supplement that with stuff from the supermarket and try to decrease it as and when I can. It is only a very small one [5 stalls] but if I start to support the people there and others do too then it may grow. 🙂
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Todd Dosenberry January 20, 2012 at 11:09 am

Only 5 stalls? That’s not much but it certainly is a start. It seems as if farmers markets are growing as a whole across the world so I would think your farmers market will follow suit. Tell your friends and family members about the farmers market and perhaps volunteer to get the world out in your community!
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Jean Burman January 20, 2012 at 1:03 pm

The nutrient dense ‘whole food’ message is a good one Todd. Thank you for presenting it here. Food can’t just TASTE good… it has to BE GOOD for us as well! 🙂
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Todd Dosenberry February 7, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Whole food. That is a good start for everyone. People know what a whole food is… I hope!
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sheila January 20, 2012 at 8:18 pm

I looooooooooove the farmers market! Here in Cleveland we’ve got a huge one called the Westside Market! Lots and LOTS of great fresh homegrown local yummies!
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Jen January 21, 2012 at 10:41 am

Hi Todd!
I couldn’t agree with you more! We have an extremely short growing season, but in the summer I barely need to go to the farmers market because we have been building gardens outside in our backyard the last few years. But, anything else I need: local cheese and meat, other different veggies, I load up on. The markets are getting better and bigger every year. I feel very fortunate to live in a city that is very focused on being sustainable and supportive of local growers.
ANd, this winter I feel so lucky. Our neighbors have chickens. They are in their 80s and charge me $1.00 per dozen. FRESH! AHHH! Nothing like fresh food:) Thanks for a great post and for encouraging people to support local and fresh:)
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Todd Dosenberry February 7, 2012 at 7:09 pm

That’s awesome that you grow your own food! That is as cheap as it gets. And to have fresh eggs at a buck per dozen… that is difficult to beat!
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Anna January 21, 2012 at 12:26 pm

I like that in Europe in most cities, every Sunday there is such a market. of course the food is marvelous but the contacts with people is also irreplaceable.
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Todd Dosenberry February 7, 2012 at 7:11 pm

The contacts with people is huge too. The fact that you are able to talk to the farmer that grows or raises the food is a huge benefit over going to the supermarket and buying food that is not as high in quality and not knowing where it is coming from.
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Andrew Walker March 8, 2012 at 10:24 am

Well that’s true Todd. You can find various of healthy traditional foods there, but you need to be careful about the pricing, especially if you’re not the type of person who frequently visit the market.
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web design in india June 14, 2013 at 5:18 am

My name is James and I’ve recently decided that I want to know where my meat, milk and other products comes from – to make sure that the animal involved had a good quality of life.Thanks for sharing the useful information.

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hair thinning June 26, 2013 at 10:05 pm

The fact that you are able to talk to the farmer that grows or raises the food is a huge benefit over going to the supermarket and buying food that is not as high in quality and not knowing where it is coming from.

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hair thinning June 27, 2013 at 6:43 am

It seems as if farmers markets are growing as a whole across the world so I would think your farmers market will follow suit. Tell your friends and family members about the farmers market and perhaps volunteer to get the world out in your community!

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