Did you know that Farmers Markets (click on the links for more information)…

  • Preserve America’s rural livelihoods and farmland. Farmers markets provide one of the only low-barrier entry points for beginning farmers, allowing them to start small, test the market, and grow their businesses.

  • Stimulate local economies. Growers selling locally create 13 full time farm operator jobs per $1 million in revenue earned. Those that do not sell locally create 3.

  • Increase access to fresh, nutritious food. Several  studies have found lower prices for conventional and organic produce at farmers markets than at supermarkets. Due to this and other factors, 52% more SNAP households shop at farmers markets and from direct marketing farmers today than in 2011.

  • Support healthy communities. Farmers market vendors educate their shoppers. Four out of five farmers selling at markets discuss farming practices with their customers, and three in five discuss nutrition and how to prepare food.

  • Promote sustainability. Three out of every four farmers selling at farmers markets say they use practices consistent with organic standards.

This is a friendly reminder: the LU-Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 9:00 to noon at South Campus (Parking Lot, 900 Leslie Blvd.) until October 3rd.

There’s enough produce to come for! Beef, poultry, pork, cheese, eggs, honey, vegetables (variety of peppers, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers etc.), baked goods (Zucchini and banana bread, etc.) are some of the items usually available.

All products come from local farmers. The great thing about farmers markets is that if you are ever unsure about what a product is, where it came from, or how it was grown, you only need to ask!

Below is what you’ll find this weekend at the market, and much more!  We hope to see you there!

  • Okra
  • Potatoes
  • A variety of peppers
  • Watermelons
  • Invermos Valley Farms will have pastured beef and also has great offerings for summer
  • Erika Potucek will have delicious cheese (raw cow’s milk)
  • Mae Benson plans to bring baked goods – made with freshly milled grains
  • Duncan Family Farm will have their wonderful pork, chicken and eggs, plus corn, cherry tomatoes, chives, cilantro, and blackberries
  • Alexis will bring beautiful cards and much more you can check his in
  • Linda Wenzliek will bring plants and hand crafted items
  • Schmutzler Farm will have some bread, veggies, herbs, cookies, pecans
  • Bare Kruckle Roasting Co. Coffee bags and cups of coffee brewed on site
  • Duncan Family Farm will have their wonderful pork, chicken and eggs, plus corn, cherry tomatoes, chives, cilantro, and blackberries
  • Ed Rakow will have vegetables and greens, onions, eggs, and banana bread
  • Rothove Produce from Westphalia will have tomatoes, green beans, bell peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, and sweet basil
  • Steve and Colleen Meredith will have meat, eggs, goat milk fudge and caramels, radishes, potatoes, lettuce, and green onions
  • Honeysuckle Acres has local honey, flavored honey, crafted bath & body products (made with their own bee products!), some handcrafted toys and sewn items and a new salsa spice they’ve developed – Speedy Salsa, green beans, green tomatoes, all chemical free
  • Tree Creek Produce will bring potatoes, cabbage, pickling cucumbers, green peppers
  • Bear Creek will bring a variety of produce
  • Kim Fisher will bring beautiful fresh red tomatoes and watermelons
  • Hugh and Janett Flowers will have sweet potato pie and carrot cake, as well as other baked goodies like tamales!
  • The LU Native Plants Program will have native plants for sale and information on native plants for your garden and landscape. 

Have a wonderful day and thank you for your support!

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