Monday, April 20, 2015
Monday, April 13, 2015
Three Reasons You Should Be Shopping at Farmer's Markets
Americans have come to know farmer's markets as outdoor markets which are held so that farmers can sell their fresh produce to consumers. Right off the bat, a couple of the reasons that people shop at farmer's markets, and why you, too, should shop there, have to do with the real freshness of the produce along with the added benefit of helping to support local farmers. All of the produce you buy at any given farmer's market is grown locally. A really traditional way that farmers sell home-manufactured as well as agricultural products, farmer's markets are seeing growth both in the United States and also in parts of Europe. Farmer's markets are also known as having flexible standards, with some imposing strict rules for prices, while others allow a more lenient condition for their vendors.
1. Helping Local Farmers
The first reason you should beat farmer's markets has nothing to do with the fresh quality of the produce. It is making sure that these local farmers can continue operations. Since the produce is grown locally, you are supporting the network of local farmers by buying your produce at farmer's markets. This is important for the most immediate reason of doing your part to help ensure that these farmers can continue their local growing operations. Typically, the prices wholesale that farmers get for their produce is quite low; consequently, these farmers then take their produce and sell it directly to you, bypassing a middle man like a store altogether. This also results in better deals for consumers.
2. Quality of the Food
Because of how farmer's markets oftenproduce and food that is grown both naturally and organically, the taste quality is superior than at other outlets. Farmers who sell their produce at farmer's markets are able to retain the nutritional their products, pick their produce at the very peak of its flavor, and also offer you hard-to-get foods, such as raw milk. As an additional bonus, the food they sell does not need to travel very far to get to your table (basically, just their farms to the market to your table), which helps to ensure that the food does not get damaged or bruised as it sometimes does when being transported to grocery stores.
3. Environmental Reasons
The final reason that you should be shopping at farmer's markets deals with the environment. The amount of fossil fuels is drastically cut since the time of travel is reduced in the delivery of the produce from farms to your. Studies have also indicated that the network of managed and sustainable farms that comprise the backbone of farmer's markets help to both conserve water resources as well as the purity of the soil. This factor helps wildlife by helping to preserve its habitat.
Article courtesy of fit day.com
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Along with this lovely sunny weather and the tiny bits of green poking out from the cold Winter ground comes preparations for the Market. We are bursting with excited anticipation for this coming season. Not only has our location changed, (which, brings with it a touch of sadness, as we will miss working so closely with the Crouchs') but we are adding vendors and looking forward to working with the Mountain View Barn.
Mark your calendars, visit us this season and show your support for Jerome's local businesses!
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
We'd like to welcome our newest sponsor!
HIGH DESERT VETERINARY SERVICE
High Desert Veterinary Service
G. Dean Lusk
140 East 500 North
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Our Farmers Market is moving!
We have LOVED the Crouches and Crossroads Point Business Center. They have been so wonderful to us. The location has been amazing and we have met so many good friends and customers. The decision to move hasn't been an easy one. Crossroads Point Business Center has helped us get established. They have been the best hosts and supporters of the market. They have offered sound advice and have always been willing to lend a hand. Their integrity is the finest and they are and will always be dear friends. The development is beginning out there and we hope they sell the lots in leaps and bounds!
We are moving 2 miles North on Highway 93 to The Mountain View Barn. The Mountain View Barn property has:
1. 5.8 acres of historic property with a large barn on the West side. Not only will this barn serve as a beautiful backdrop to our market but it will also serve as a windbreak to our vendors. The 40 mile an hour winds that we get during the Summer can destroy our tents and this will temper that sweet Idaho wind and protect the vendors a bit more.
2. The property is shaded by towering cottonwood trees. It can get fairly warm in the Summer and we will be on several acres of grass with close parking nearby. We will have access to potable water and restroom facilities.
3. With this move our customers can come to the Mountain View Barn on a Coffee Shop. The Mountain View Barn is a charming and historical part of Jerome County and as much as we will miss the The Crossroads Point Business Center, we are excited to begin this new journey. We hope that you come out and visit us this Summer! and peruse the Market and even get a bite to eat at the Barn's
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Sunday, November 2, 2014
We are excited to share with you our many wonderful and talented vendors.
From delicious homemade breads, jams, cupcakes, cookies, freshly popped kettle corn, homespun spices and spreads, smoked meats...
...to tupperware, handmade baby blankets, clothes, baby accessories, uniquely designed t-shirts, books, western wear and more.
We are so proud of all the local talent we are able to showcase here at the
Farmers Market at the Crossroads Point Business Center!
Harvest Festival Vendors
For more pictures of our vendors just click on the link below!
Happy Fall Ya'll!
Happy Fall Ya'll!