Tummy Templers are BIG fans of the local farmer’s markets, and now is the time to fall in love. The markets are overflowing with the most beautiful array of fresh fruits and vegetables you will ever see, including less common heirloom varieties. The atmosphere is upbeat and life giving. You will feel better just looking at the food available at these markets!
The National Farmers Market Coalition defines a farmers market as one which “operates multiple times per year and is organized for the purpose of facilitating personal connections that create mutual benefits for local farmers, shoppers, and communities. To fulfill that objective farmers markets define the term local, regularly communicate that definition to the public, and implement rules/guidelines of operation that ensure that the farmers market consists principally of farms selling directly to the public products that the farms have produced.”
The seven Neighborhood Farmers Markets are local, food-and-farmer-only markets. This means that they sell only Washington State farm products and processed foods (no crafts, flea markets, non-food businesses or wholesalers).
Take the time to visit 1 or all of your local farmer’s markets for healthy inspiration this harvest season.