|Lots of greens like this swiss chard are in season right now.|
|Plants are also a big seller at early season farmers markets, and many of them are|
small enough to keep in the pot on your porch or windowsill.
The Federation of Massachusetts Farmers Markets is a great way to find markets near you in the Bay State, as well as information on the participating vendors at each market and what they offer, but for those of you elsewhere, a quick Google search of farmers markets seems to yield similar results.
Farmers markets are great places to find not just the freshest local fruits and vegetables, but a fantastic array of grass-fed milks and cheeses, as well as tomato sauce, jelly, and other products that tend to have unnecessary ingredients when you buy them at the supermarket. And of course, the best advantage is that if you're unsure where a certain ingredient comes from, you know where to find the person who can answer your questions!