Article entitled “7 Reasons Why a Farmer’s Market Is a GF Paradise” is misleading and greatly concerns me. Trusting people new to the gluten free scene or those without my educational background can easily be falsely led into innocently believing that all products sold at farmer’s markets are free of gluten or wheat. Nothing could be farther from the truth, and here is why.
When you run across cooked food items at a farmer’s market, here is a list of questions to ask:
1. What are the ingredients?
2. What is the origin of the ingredients?
3. Were the items prepared in a health department approved and inspected facility?
4. Were the items prepared in a kitchen that also prepares products containing wheat, oats, barley or rye?