- By Mary Jac Brennan
- Posted Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Celebrate National Farmers Market Week August 5-12, 2018
In season locally you will find apples, brussel sprouts, butter beans, cantaloupe, carrots, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, field peas, figs, garlic, grapes, green beans, green peppers, honeydew, hot peppers, kohlrabi, leafy greens, okra, peaches, peanuts, pears, plums, raspberries, rutabaga, spring onions, squash, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and watermelon! According to the Farmers Markets Coalition, Farmers markets fuel local economies, support healthy communities, and support farmland preservation, conservation, and education.
Farmers Markets stimulate local economies, increase access to fresh, healthy food, promote sustainable farming practices that protect our water and soil, and preserve American farmland. However, none of these benefits are possible without farmers. For many family farmers to succeed, particularly those new to agriculture, they count on their neighbors to shop regularly at market.