That exactly why I am missing farmers markets now that it is one below zero here in Chicagoland. I believe in buying local as much as possible. Our market (which doesn’t start until June [:(]) features beef, fish, cheeses as well as a huge amount of produce, all grown/raised locally. They are more than happy to have you come to their farms and see for yourself, yes it’s more expensive, but you know what you are getting. To me, its just like supporting the local mom and pop places to eat.