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Popular Foods You Should Buy Direct From Farmers’ Markets

People are always touting the benefits of buying fresh food – and it’s really hard to beat food that is sold directly from a farm, without a middleman. As CookingLight.com notes, shopping at local farmers’ markets is good for the local economy, as well as your health.

However, there are some foods in particular you should consider buying at farmers’ markets rather than grocery stores, and the reasons may surprise you. Let’s take a look at 13 popular menu items you should make the switch for…

1. Eggs

CookingLight.com says eggs direct from the egg farmer can’t be beat by grocery store versions, even though they’re usually more expensive than what you’d find in stores. That’s because the eggs at farmers’ markets are typically from smaller farms “where eggs are truly free range,” it adds.

The advantage to this is that you’ll likely get more vitamins D, A, and E, as well as more omega-3 fatty acids in farm fresh eggs, and you might also get less saturated fats than store-bought eggs, it notes.

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