Farmer’s Market Food Safety and Shopping Tips

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Kelly Bowman takes us takes us to a farmer’s market and gives tips on how to make sure what we buy is safe.

Wash produce carefully and thoroughly in warm water because the cow farm might be upstream from the vegetable farm.

Milk and cheeses should be refrigerated as soon as possible after buying them from farmers that have kept the products on ice while on display.

Ciders, juices and milk should be pasteurized, especially if destined for consumption by certain groups — small children, pregnant woman, people who are immunocompromised.

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Check out the website before you arrive to see what information is available.

When you arrive, check to see if there is an Information Desk for even more information about the vendors and products.

Arrive early before products are picked over.

If you are interested in organic products, as to make sure the products are 100% organic.

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