First of all, we benefit from fresh, healthy, local and regional produce. We all notice how much healthier we feel during the season and miss the market when it closes in October. Secondly, we benefit from the community that has developed around the market. All walks of life can be found on the market grounds: the city's vibrant diversity is on full display as people stroll, chat, do yoga, nosh, listen to live music, and support the vendors. Lastly, the larger community benefits from the economic successes of sustainable producers. Both rural and urban farmers participate in the market; one can discover in short order that all of the growers are committed to sustainability, whether for spiritual, religious, environmental, or social justice reasons.