Thursday, July 23, 2009

The community responded overwhelmingly to our Farmers Market

Held every other Saturday, our Farmers Market at the Farm has seen hundreds come out for the first time market featuring home grown veggies and goods by farmers, gardeners and artisans from the area. Now that it’s gotten hotter and the gardens are slowing down, we don’t want to people to do the same. We continue to attract new vendors with new goods to sell such as Gwen Monday who brought farm fresh eggs to the market to sell…..30 for $1.00. What a bargain!

And Monica Allison and her son Garrett came with her new line of “Hot Mama Salsa.” And Earnest Rayner brought loads of beautiful tomatoes for sale after he sold out at the previous market with his purple hull peas and fresh picked corn on the cob. And Ada Shyne and her husband Greg are always there serving up delicious fried fish dinner plates to eat there or to go.

Our farmers are talking about planting a fall garden so they can supply the market with greens, cabbage and other fall and winter crops. Let us know if there’s something special you’d like to see at the Market. Email our market manager at with your ideas and suggestions.

It is obvious that Minden wants and will support a Farmers Market but we need to keep the momentum going. So, if you haven’t been to the Farmers Market lately, give us another look. We’ll be here every first and third Saturday from 9am until 1pm until the end of September. Support the farmers! Support the Farm! and Support the arts! It’s all for a great cause and healthy purpose!

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