If you’ve ever wondered why it’s a good idea to shop your local farmer’s market, the good folks at the St. Helena Farmer’s Market have created an easy to read list of the top 10 reasons on their website. Take a peek and see if you can find a few new reasons that weren’t already on your list! As one of only a handful of Farmers Markets in the country that have 501(c)3 status, the St. Helena Farmer’s Market is committed to helping the community learn more about the benefits of eating locally grown and sustainable food products. Offering educational classes and events for kids throughout the year, their outreach efforts focus on engaging kids directly with tasty and nutritious food , as the first step in establishing a pattern of improved eating as adults. For real, long term change in our food system, we must help to create the next generation of thoughtful food consumers. To learn more, click here.