NUTRITION CHALLENGE

Fruits and veggies from the farmers’ market can be delicious. That’s partly because they are grown locally. That means they aren’t packed, then shipped long distances, and stored for days in a warehouse before getting to the market. Often picked just a day or two before, they are at their peak ripeness and flavor. But some produce items can be a bit pricey. One way to get a discount is to go a half-hour or so before the market closes. Many farmers are motivated to sell whatever is left.