LETTER: Join fun, flavor of farmers’ marketsTo the Telegram: Every season has its highlights. There are the decorations and the bright lights, but one common denominator for any season is the food.
To the Telegram:
Every season has its highlights.
There are the decorations and the bright lights, but one common denominator for any season is the food. With the warm weather approaching, farmers’ markets will pop up like beautiful tulips on your front lawn.
These grass level markets are fundamental if you are trying to eat healthier as well as learn about “new” veggies and fruits.
In many areas, they have come to be the “meeting” place to mingle, and to find new ways to present a meal to your family that you are sure is fresh, and wholesome. Not only are fresh fruits and vegetables a part of the “market,” you will find herbs, flowers, and honey. Eggs are picked up right along with your dozen ears of corn and if you plan dessert, those peaches and cherries can’t be beat.
Wherever you live, going through the stands of the Farmers’ Market is just like “Christmas in July.” There are the colors of nature and the scents of fresh. You shake hands with the one who planted the seed and harvested the veggies, and you pick up a recipe or two from the person standing next to you in line. There is friendship, and there is being one with everyone, in the quest for the best in foods that are not processed or “created” in a laboratory.
So when you see the posters up for “Farmers’ Market” join in the fun, freshness and friendship that you can’t find anywhere else. It’s nature at its best and it’s meeting a group of growers that you can talk to and not just read a label in a store. They are there to answer your questions, and the stall next to the one where you are has a few more hints and a great family story or recipe to give away. Farmers joining together is a national treasure.
Don’t let it pass you by this spring and summer. You can visit ten farms in one day and never spend a penny more in gas. It’s like having the best of all worlds and you take home more “change” than you would if you shopped until you dropped down the highway. Enjoy and be healthy and happier for the experience.