What Does Buying Local Mean For You?

By fallspark, May 13th, 2016 | No Comments »

f66bc2c6-af81-4986-b359-5ff7c8091cd8Shopping at the Falls Park Farmers Market supports local farmers, vendors and crafters, but what does it mean for you?

For starters, you get to enjoy garden-fresh produce without getting your hands dirty; leave that to our farmers. Not to mention you know it’s local and you know who it came from. Go ahead – ask our farmers about how your spinach was grown, where your asparagus was picked, when your radishes were harvested – you can’t do that at a supermarket.

There’s also the simple pleasure of shopping outside, strolling from vendor to vendor and getting your goods directly from the person who created them. It’s buying natural, in nature.

And since the Falls Park Farmers Market is the largest market around, you can get everything you need in one stop, from a wide selection of produce, to locally raised meats, to freshly baked pies and other baked goods. It’s everything a market should be.

So do yourself a favor and buy local at the Falls Park Farmers Market this Saturday from 8am-1pm.

Even though turnip roots are the most popular part to eat, fresh turnip greens have even more nutritious value – they’re rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals!

Cucumbers can be sliced or pickled; both ways are delicious. Half a cup of sliced cucumber contains more than 10% of the vitamin K needed daily!

Kale is very trendy recently and for good reason! Kale is packed full of vitamins A, C and K. It also contains Lutein which keeps your vision healthy!

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