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

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