In support of farmers markets
Summer time calls for picnics, pools, family gatherings and delicious fresh fruits and vegetables.
Farmer’s markets are popular across America. A Farmer’s Market is a place where farmers sell their products directly to consumers.
This may happen in a building, an empty parking lot, a park, a blocked off section of the street, or any place organizers can make it happen.
Hand-harvested ultra-fresh produce and perhaps eggs, honey and home baked goods can be found at your local Farmer’s Market. It is not just a place for farmers to sell their produce, but a venue for the farmer and the consumer to forge relationships and exchange information.
Whether you purchase your fresh foods from the store or a farmer’s market the same precaution should be taken regarding food safety. Always wash your purchases thoroughly and store them appropriately.
Support your local farmer. Visit a farmer’s market to purchase your fresh fruits and vegetables grown near you and picked at the peak of the growing season.
Eat fresh and have a happy and healthy summer.
Connie Riesselman, President, Crawford County Farm Bureau