National Farmers’ Market Week Aug 2 – 8
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Thomas Vilsack, has issued a proclamation that, commencing August 2 through August 8, as National Farmers’ Market Week. The proclamation points out the importance of the farmers’ market as outlets for agricultural producers nationwide, providing them with increased opportunities to meet for a variety of fresh, affordable, convenient and healthful products sold directly from the farm. The proclamation also notes the importance of the farmers’ market as a key element in developing and providing locally grown, sustainable fresh produce to our community. The market is a place where producer and consumer can meet and discuss the transformation of food from the field to your kitchen table.
The Lemhi County Farmers’ Market strives to meet the demands of our communities every Saturday at the Town Square Park, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, rain or shine. Market manager, Julie Parker, reminds the community that the market participates in the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program as well as the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutritional Program. Stop by the manager’s booth for more details.
You can change your world and make it a better place by visiting the Lemhi County Farmer’s Market every week and supporting our local farmers and artisans. These people are the backbone to our community. It really does make a difference to talk with the farmers and to know what their practices and techniques are for managing your food. Tower Creek Farm, Swift River Farm, Sweet Belly Farm and our own home gardeners who bring to the community that wonderful sensation that one has when you taste the freshness of that first bite. You know the sound of the “crack” of fresh carrots or the “snap” of a pea pod or string bean. Such harmony. Sigh.
Watch for the “Weekly Advertiser” noting the vendor’s specials to the community each week. If you would like more information on how you can participate in the Lemhi County Farmers’ Market or future Flea Markets, please contact market manager Julie Parker at 208.993.1198, via email at email@example.com or our blog lemhicountyfarmersmarket.wordpress.com.
So come to the Lemhi County Farmers’ Market this weekend to help us celebrate with the nation the importance of our farmers’ markets.