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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Great Stuff on your FM dial!

Have you been to a farmers' market yet this year?  If not, what's keeping you?!  It sure isn't for lack of choices--there are markets all over the place these days.  And for good reason.

As you know, eating and buying locally grown and produced food is becoming more and more trendy.  And farmers' markets are the perfect places for farmers and producers to sell the fruits (and vegetables) of their labors.  The fun thing is, as you keep coming back to your favorite markets, you'll see the variety of produce throughout the growing season--from strawberries, asparagus and spring greens in the spring to tomatoes, peppers and melons in the summer to squash, Brussels sprouts and fall greens in the autumn. 

Farmers' markets aren't just for farmers anymore either.  You'll find painters, potters, bakers, makers of jams and jellies, seafood purveyors, chocolatiers, weavers...you name it!  That's why going to a FM is such a relaxing and relatively inexpensive family outing.  It's a great educational experience for kids, too.  Teach them about farming, let them meet all sorts of different people and expose them to many delicious and nutritious foods.
Oh, did I mention that many FMs have cooking demos?  (Nice segue, huh?)  Here are the dates that I'm scheduled to appear at three different markets through September:

Ottsville Farmers' Market     Linden Hill Gardens, 8230 Easton Rd (Rt 611), Ottsville     3-7PM
Friday, June 18
Friday, July 16
Friday, August 6

Plumsteadville Grange Farmers' Market     5901 Easton Rd (Rt 611), Plumsteadville     9AM-12PM
Saturday, July 17
Saturday, August 7
Saturday, September 4

Indian Valley Farmers' Market     Marketplace at Telford Station, Main St & Penn Ave, Telford     8:30AM-12:30PM
Saturday, July 31
Saturday, August 28
Saturday, September 11

So come on out and enjoy all the bounty that our wonderful area provides for us, meet the people who work so hard to give these great products to you and stop and say hi to me!  (Get some free samples, too!)    

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