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Farmers Market

A Great Way to Support Your Community

It’s getting close to the end of the season for farmers markets but that doesn’t mean you should stop going. Going to farmers markets can be a fun activity you do every Saturday morning but it could be your way of life from now on. You’re probably wondering what I mean by that, well there are some markets that go on all year round, that’s right y’all farmers markets can go on all year. Now going there and getting fresh veggies, homemade breads, and other baked goods, flowers or even art could be a pass time but for the vender it is their way of life. It can be how they make all their money or just a way to get some extra cash, whatever it is, it’s a way to support the locals in the community. I’m all for supporting small businesses, they give you something that a corporate business doesn’t, passion. I myself have a small farm stand where I sell produce from on Saturday’s and a way of getting some extra cash. What I love most about it is telling my customers how much agriculture and serving the community means to me. We as humans find that if a business is passionate about what they do and who they do it for you dollar goes a lot further with that vegetable stand guy than the big box stores. That should make you feel better about the business you do with your local community, most people out at the farmers market are just trying to get by like the rest of us and if you’re loyal they will cut you a deal, especially if they are passionate. With that next time you are in town in a Saturday morning check to see if there is a farmers market and remember, local always taste better and makes the community happy too. 

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