Celebrate National Farmers Market Week

Celebrate National Farmers Market Week

If you are like me, you’ve been meaning to visit a local farmers market this summer but haven’t yet made it. Well, there is no better time than this week which has been designated National Farmers Market week.

And as Washington Farmers Market Association Executive Director Karen Kinney says it is the perfect time to visit your local Farmers Market.

Kinney: “ This is a great time to check out the farmers market in your community or your neighboring town to see what is fresh what is coming in to the farm tables. Right now we are in the peak of season all over the Pacific Northwest. Farm tables are overflowing with scrumptious fresh corn on the cob, we’re seeing more and more tree fruit coming in and peppers.”

Throughout our three Pacific Northwest there are nearly 300 farmers markets showcasing the bounty of our region.

Kinney: “It’s a great time to find out what locally grown food looks like and tastes like. For people who have been curious about going, this is the best time. You can talk to the farmers and ask questions.”

This year marks the 14th Annual National Farmers Market Week recognizing the important role that farmers markets play in the agricultural and food economy. Since the USDA began declaring National Farmers Market Week in 2000, the number of farmers markets across the country has more than doubled, from 2,863 markets in 2000 to approximately 8,000 in 2013.  

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