National Farmers Market Week!

Who doesn’t love a good farmers market? Fresh produce, homemade baked goods and artisinal foods, interesting crafts, happy people and sometimes a dog or two – all these make for a great way to spend an hour and an even better way to spend some of your grocery coin.

Show me a farmers’ market and I’ll show you authentic growers and artisans, folks who care about what we put in our bodies and lovingly make foods and crafts by hand. (from a Glover Gardens post about the Austin Farmers Market)

We are big farmers market aficionados here at Glover Gardens, visiting our local Tomball Farmers Market as often as we can and seeking out new ones when we travel. They’re fun!

logoThe US Department of Agriculture recently released a proclamation making August 5-11 National Farmers Market Week with the goal to increase awareness of the role local farmers markets play in creating healthy communities and in building prosperity among farmers and small businesses. Sounds good to me! In their “Why Farmers Markets” flyer, the Farmers Market Coalition has assembled some pretty impressive stats (see below), and it’s great to see that the number of farmers markets is increasing exponentially.

The infographic below is also a product of the Farmers Market Coalition; don’t you just love the slogan, “Put Your Money Where Your Farmer Is”? And also, “Shake the Hand that Feeds You.”

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You’ll see more about farmers markets on these pages over the next few days during National Farmers Market week. I love ’em!

Do you have a farmers market close by? And do you love it?

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