Have you hugged your farmer today?

Do your weekend plans involve shopping at a farmers market? No? Well you’re about the only one, apparently, as the USDA is reporting that farmers markets are booming due to increasing demand for local produce. There’s a reference to the Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market in San Francisco as being “one of the largest and most diverse of all.” I can vouch for that, having been there only a few weeks ago (that’s a photo up top). I wanted to curl up in a booth and live there.

If you need more inspiration to jump on the farmers market bandwagon, maybe this “Top 10 reasons to shop at a farmers market” video will get you in the mood.