It’s getting to the point where you can get just about anything at farmers markets these days…so it’s not surprising that you can source your holiday cheer, too! We’ve put together some shopping ideas for all those different friends and family members in your life.
There are many people who shop at the farmers market who assume that everything there is organic. While many of the farms in our system do produce certified organic products, there are just as many that do not. And some farms choose to pursue alternative certification programs, some of which can go beyond organic.
Certification serves as a guarantee that specific goods were produced according to a certain standard established by a third party entity or group of experts. Programs like Salmon Safe, Biodynamic, Animals Welfare Approved, and Certified Naturally Grown all offer their own standards. Below is a brief description of each program so that the next time you are at the market, you will have a better idea of how your food was produced.