Farmers markets are thriving this time of year with many vendors and many consumers heading out the door to sell and purchase produce and goods. Not only are farmers markets excellent places to purchase items, they are also excellent places to meet your farmer.  There is no better way to make sure that the products you purchase are local, sustainably grown, and fresh than to ask the farmer.  The Cornucopia Institute recently published handy DIY Certification Guides to Identify Authentic Produce and Ethically Grown Farmers at the Market. These guides can be useful tools to learn more about where and how an item was grown/produced. Check out the article and guides before heading out to the next market, and start asking the right questions!