From August 4th-10th, communities across the country will honor local farmers during National Farmers Market Week. You can show your support by shopping at your local Farmers Market and thanking them for the contributions they make to our daily lives. Farmers help stimulate the local economy by creating jobs and give you access to farm-to- table fresh produce that is healthy and sustainable. And Farmers Markets strengthen communities by offering a gathering place where you can take your family, meet up with friends and enjoy a “small town” atmosphere.
This little piggy went to the farmers market,
This little piggy stayed home,
This little piggy got lots of fruits and vegetables,
This little piggy got none,
This year for Farmers Market Week, we’re teaming up with our friends at Slow Food to encourage people to celebrate with a special Meatless Monday meal!
Here’s how you can get involved:
Throw a Meatless Monday potluck dinner with your friends and family. Check your local Slow Food chapter for special community events this week and throughout the year.
Get your kids involved! It’s a perfect time to introduce the kids to your local farmers and get them involved in the kitchen (it will tempt them to eat their veggies!).
Try one of our Top Ten Favorite Summer Farmers Market Recipes that feature the array of fresh fruit and veggies that are bountiful this time of year.