When you buy from a Farmers Market, you are not only supporting your local agriculture, but you are also supporting your health. Produce that is for sale at the farmer markets are much more beneficial and more reasonably priced then grocery stores. The produce at the markets goes from farm to table. Megan Bassert from “Touch of Country” shares what obtaining the produce is like. “It’s hard manual labor. You are working against the weather elements, such as wind, rain and storms. It’s a lot of work.”
Not only is there a great variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, but there is also an abundance of other items as well, such as homemade soaps, dips, sauces and fresh squeezed juice. Honey and maple syrup venders even make an appearance on occasion giving the community a natural sweet treat.
Tony Jordan, a local maple syrup maker at “Jordan Maple Syrup Works”, explains the benefits of purchasing maple syrup from farmers markets. “Maple syrup that you find at local farmers markets are from local creators who make it themselves. It is not bought out. It can’t come from Canada, Vermont, New Hampshire. It is locally produced. It supports the local farmers and local producers.”
Health, food and fun is what a farmers’ market is all about. If you are craving something delicious, that is also good for the community and you, then stop by your local farmer’s market.