I like the energy at farmers' markets as well as the relaxed atmosphere. I enjoy the fact it is outdoors and there is often a band playing of some kind. I like seeing what is in season that week and learning why the farmers choose to grow what they do and how to best prepare it. I go to the regular food markets as well during the week, but I do like to patronize the locals where I can. Somehow, the experience at the farmers market is just nicer than stacking items on a conveyer belt and scanning a bar code.
There are plenty more reasons to go to your local farmers' market listed further below as well as some other bits of guidance to make your experience valuable and worth coming back for week after week! Scan on down and don't miss the links of other great bits, too, to help you get the most out of your time there.