Lakeview Farmers Market is every Friday
Opens at 7 am and closes about 1 pm
Why shop at a Farmers Market:
• You’ll find unusual varieties of fruits and vegetables – those bred for flavor, not uniform in size, or ability to travel. Growing a larger number of varieties is ecologically smart too because it reduces crops’ vulnerability to disease.
• Farmers’ Markets put more money in the farmers’ pockets. Commercial farmers get only twenty-five cents of every dollar’s worth of produce sold in supermarkets. At the Farmers’ market, they get the whole dollar, then pay a small amount of rent – often only 5 percent of sales.
• Buying locally grown produce encourages regional farming. If farming were more widespread, we could save fuel and resources spent on long distance shipping and reduce our over-dependence on a handful of growing regions that may not be able to produce high yields indefinitely.
• When produce is grown and purchased locally, the money remains in the community and stimulates the local economy.
The variety changes and expands.
Never quite know what you may find, I got some worm fertilizer for the garden.
Hope to see you there.