The Secretary of Agriculture of the United States of America has proclaimed this week National Farmers Market Week.
If you’re interested in the proclamation’s formal wording. you can read it in it’s entirety on the official USDA website, 2011 National Farmers Market Week Proclamation). There is also a great link to the National Farmers Market Search Engine and lots other links with data on Farmers Markets. But, information and data won’t inspire you like walking through and shopping at a local Farmers Market will. Celebrate fresh and local fruits and veggies this week, visit a Farmers Market near you. You just may find out why visiting and shopping Farmers Markets is one of my favorite things to do whether I’m here at home or traveling.
If you’re looking for motivation beyond the need to shop for produce, here are a couple of past articles highlighting some of the markets I have visited while traveling. These articles will give you an idea of the diversity of Farmers Markets and why they are so much fun.Astoria Sunday Market Occidental Bohemian Farmers Market Placerville Farmers Market Kauai Sunshine Markets Ocean Beach Farmers Market Capay Valley Regional Farmers Market Widnsor Farmers Market
If you don’t have time or desire to go to a Farmers Market why not have your fresh produce delivered to your door. You can find out more about Community Supported Agriculture (CSAs) here.