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Only interested in organic fare? Stop by the Organic Produce Stands site. Organized by state, this site is a terrific guide to organic farm stands, roadside stands, and individual vendors at farmers' markets. A quick search of the area you're traveling reveals the location and contact information for these natural treasures.
If you can't make it to the market, the online world can bring the market to you, sort of ... Farmers' Market Online is a virtual farmers' market with a cornucopia of products. Designed in the open-air market fashion, each grower has his/her own virtual "stand" where you can peruse a list of offerings. Their producers consist of family farmers, ranchers, artisans and home crafters, and the purpose of this site is to put you in direct contact with these vendors.
Whether you're going for the hands-on experience or shopping online, be sure to stop by the Market Report Site to find out what's in season for your area. As an added bonus, this site also provides a variety of recipes, including contributions from chefs, along with information about markets around the world and related news.
Additional tips, recipes, and other facts about farmers' markets can be found at the Global Gourmet.
There's something about summer that whets our appetites for fresh fruits and vegetables. Perhaps it's the apparent abundance during this season! Whatever the reason, enjoy what this summer brings, whether your adventures lead you to a busy market in the city or a roadside stand off the beaten path.
Best wishes & happy surfing!