Would you buy fresh herbs and vegetables from a local small market garden?
If you would buy from a local small market garden, would you buy direct from the garden or prefer to shop at a farmers' market? Would you purchase fresh vegetables that were not readily available in local grocery stores, heritage tomatoes or beans for example?
I would purchase them from either a local small market garden or from the gardener themselves. Farmers Markets are also fun and enjoyable places to buy fresh produce and herbs. All three of these options are much better than grocery stores as the produce is usually much fresher and the selection is usually wider in variety.
Having lived in the country for most of my life I enjoy both farm stands and farmers markets. I prefer farmers markets because you are still able to by direct while shopping from multiple farmers and products