Podcast Final Draft
My whole podcast idea got started halfway through the semester when we were required to visit a farmers market as part of a paper we were writing. When I walked up, I immediately thought about my experiences in Europe over the last summer. There were farmers markets everywhere! The picture above was a market I visited in Lyon, France that stretched over half of a mile. While in Europe, I took advantage of the farmers markets. That’s where I got all of my fruits and vegetables. I knew right away that I wanted to start taking advantage of farmers markets in the United States as well. As I was researching the topic, I realized that even though there are farmers markets here, we don’t have them at nearly the same rate or scale. I think people would jump at the opportunity to buy food locally. It just isn’t an option that is available right now. There is also a negative stigma invoked when someone mentions farmers markets. The average American assumes it is out of their price range, or at least what they think there price range is. However, that isn’t necessarily the case. Some farmers markets offer produce at comparable rates with grocery stores. However, at a farmers market, you can be sure the produce is of great quality and delicious too.