by Marion Nestle
Mar 25 2020
Is it safe to eat produce from farmers markets? Yes and please do.
Not many restaurants will be able to survive Coronavirus, and this is a personal, social, and national tragedy.
I’m worried about farmers’ markets too.
Researchers say that the cost of Coronavirus to farm-to-consumer programs could go well into the billions. I believe it.
Now is the time to support your local farmers.
California has ruled farmers’ markets essential to local economies.
Now is the time to do what you can to keep them open and viable, even with the need for social distancing. Use home delivery or curbside pick up if you have to.
Even more, join the Farmers Market Coalition campaign for congressional support.
Is farmers’ market produce safe to eat? Yes (with some caveats), as I discussed on Monday.