What makes the farmers market such a special place is that you’re actually creating community around food. – Byrant Terry
Today was my first full day of vacation. I have been excited about getting away and taking a vacation with Tim for months. This summer has been a busy one, filled with planting, harvesting and putting away produce from the garden.
In addition to all the work in the garden and house I have been going full tilt on the blog, creating recipes in the kitchen and working on my photography. I’m sure you get the picture. A vacation from the hustle and bustle visiting family and friends was just what the doctor ordered.
So what did I do on my first full day of vacation? Headed to the Farmer’s Market of course!
It seems I am unable to stay away from food in one form or another. Today’s post is all about the Farmer’s Market: Food for the soul.
The Farmers Market offers a little something for everyone, builds community and is a special destination all in itself.
It’s a great opportunity to shop local and explore some of the local farmers in your own backyard. Farmers Markets are seasonal. Usually beginning in late spring and ending with the last vestiges of summer.
Entertainment is always right around the next bend, making it a great place to take the whole family.
The market can also be a great place to pick up unusual and beautifully crafted gifts while supporting local businesses within the community. Farmer’s Daughter Handmade Farmhouse Gifts peddling her wares.
While fruits and vegetables are some of the main items sold at the Farmers Market. Some have opportunities for purchasing farm animals as well. Wheels are turning for goats milk soap and cheese.
You won’t find perfect specimens at the Farmers Market like you would in your local grocery store, but you will find fresh tasting, whole food without added chemicals,pesticides and GMO’s. That makes them about perfect to my way of thinking.
See Farmers Markets: Perspectives from Nourish to read more on the Farmers Market and its vital importance for our communities.
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