By now, most of us know that eating locally is supposed to be better for taste, our health, local business, and the environment. But how the heck are we supposed to buy local when the only place to buy food is Super Massive All-You-Can-Eat Deluxe Walmart?
The USDA has a farmers market database where you can search for markets based on state, city, county and zip code.
I tried searching for my parent’s zip code, which turned up nothing, then tried “Naperville”, which also turned up blank. But then I put in “DuPage” county and out popped a huge list of farmers markets near my parents (including one in Naperville).
All bugs in the USDA’s search technology aside, this seems like a pretty good resource. Now the next challenge is actually getting up at 8am on Saturday to actually GO to the farmer’s market. But that’s a whole different story…
Link to the USDA Farmers Market Search