National Farmers Market Week celebrated every first week in August, when local farmers are provided with an extra opportunity to market the goods they grow. Farmers’ markets make a nation healthier and give back to the community by providing jobs. The U.S. Department of Agriculture proclaimed the first National Farmers Market Week in 1999.
A farmers’ market essentially is a place where food is sold directly from the farmer to the consumer. This means there are no middlemen, nor is the food kept in freezers for days and weeks before it reaches someone’s kitchen. They also offer many organic, and free of preservatives and pesticides, fruits, vegetables, and meats.
Celebrate this National Farmers Market Week by visiting your local farmers’ market. Enjoy, support the local economy, and teach the kids how it is to grow vegetables and the importance of it. The Framingham Farmers Market happens from June to October, every Thursday from 12 to 5:30PM, at Edgell Road and Vernon Street.
Daniel’s Table Farmer’s Market is filled with nutritious and healthy options thankfully to partnerships with local farmers, food companies, supporters, and volunteers. Our client’s option free market serves families facing food insecurity.