The local people bring in food of all kinds, including gorgeous vegetables, baked goods, eggs and meats that have been raised in a responsible way. I enjoy talking to the producers and hearing them proudly promote the fact that harmful chemicals have not been used for their products. The fruits are ripe and delicious and I have found a source for the best hamburgers I have ever had. Economically, it feels good to support our area because jobs are more scarce than ever and we can help by supporting our neighbors at the Farmer's Market. But the main reason I love the Farmer's Market is that I'm confident the food is safer and better for the environment than food shipped from far away.