Food Safety at Farmers Markets: What to look for
Summer is my favorite food season. Just about everything is ripe and ready for enjoyment. Plus, it’s easier to eat healthier in the summertime. Thanks to the warm weather, the idea of baking desserts or heating up a calorie-laden casserole is just revolting. In summer, I want crisp salads, spicy salsas, fresh fruit and grilled meat.
Getting great food is also easier in the summer thanks in large part to farmer’s markets. These markets are an excellent opportunity to visit with local farmers and learn more about your food. Plus, it’s more fun than shopping at the grocery store. But whether purchasing food inside a store or outside at a market, consumers should be aware of good food safety practices to ensure the products’ quality and safeness is maintained.
Here are some tips to look for:
|Cut or peeled produce|
|Meats, eggs, cheeses|
|Hot prepared foods|
|Booth, personal cleanliness|