I was wondering if anyone has gone to any of the farmer's markets in bakersfield lately. I wanted to go by one during the holidays to try to get some local produce, but I have heard that in the past a lot of the produce was just the same industrial agricultural tasteless stuff you find at large grocery stores. I've only heard this from a few people. I read this article online which says basically the same thing: http://www.seasonalchef.com/news1.htm . But....the article is old and the people I talked to haven't been to any of the markets recently.
Does anybody have any experience with the markets and the types of things they have there? Is there a good selection of things you might not find in the grocery stores?
If not...does anybody know of any produce markets that source locally and have fresh ingredients?
If anybody knows anything, I'd be very happy to hear! Thanks, Megan.