First lady Michelle Obama bought several items Thursday at the launch of a new farmers market blocks from the White House. Mrs. Obama spoke about the importance of healthy eating to about 300 shoppers gathered in the drizzling rain. Michelle bought cheese, fingerling potatoes, eggs, black kale and other items. Mrs. Obama praised farmers markets as places where Americans can learn more about how their food is produced. “You get to know the people who grow your food, how they do it, you know, who they are as people,” she said.