Farmers’ Markets Make Great ‘Field Trips’
There’s no better way to add vitamins, minerals and fiber to your diet than with fresh fruits and vegetables, coming soon to a farmers’ market or farm stand near you.
Fresh produce is beautiful to behold and low in sodium, fat, and sugar. It’s versatile enough to stand in as entree, side dish or snack, and might be just the fix for that finicky eater in your life.
Your local farmers’ market, filled with luscious sights, sounds, smells and tastes, might also be the perfect outing to engage your loved one in a multisensory experience that promotes better nutrition, physical activity and socialization.
Meander past stands offering appealing arrays of fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs, lingering to drink in the appetizing aromas. Select the most tempting items, grab some freshly cut flowers for the dining table, and work together to prepare a meal that incorporates your purchases. Then, sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labors.
It’s a nice way to spend a day, and a good way to get your loved one out of the house and engaged in healthful activities that promote nutrition and well-being. Visit www.jerseyfresh.nj.gov for a complete list of farmers’ markets across the state.