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Farmers Market Fun

Help the local economy, shop at Farmers Markets!

Farmers markets are one of the oldest forms of direct marketing by small farmers. From the traditional “mercados” in the Peruvian Andes to the unique street markets in Asia, growers all over the world gather weekly to sell their produce directly to the public. In the last decade they have become a favorite marketing method for many farmers throughout the United States, and a weekly ritual for many shoppers.

Although this has been a tradition and lifestyle for many years, in the past 5-7 years, going to your local Farmers Market has become a national trend. Almost every town and city has a weekly Farmers Market usually in a park, parking lot or a designated location. Everything from honey, produce, meats, cheese, flowers and usually specialty desserts. There usually is no limit to what you can find. Some of the best ways to grab your dinners for the week, snacks and even if you get lucky a bottle of homemade wine is by spending your morning with the farmers.

So what’s the catch? On Saturday mornings, you can find one of these markets going on just about anywhere. This is not only fun and exciting to see pure and home-grown items, but you are supporting the local economy. By taking the time to travel down to your local market, you are showing the support the the small business that people dedicate their lives too. Isn’t it satisfying to know your chicken is hormone free, GMO free and organically raised? Or, don’t your love picking up some fresh flowers for your sweetheart, that are cut that morning?

Regardless of the product, getting out with the family and kids is always a plus. Usually, farmers markets are held in the beautiful outdoors. There is always a sweet treat for the kids to enjoy while mom and dad find the groceries for the week. Here is a great site to help you find your local Farmers Market near your new Maronda Home!

About Karlee Cleary

Karlee was a marketing specialist for Maronda Homes. She has her M.B.A and MA in Mass Communications and Journalism from Point Park University in Pittsburgh PA. Although she has moved on from Maronda Homes to new adventures, her friendly nature and bright spirit will live on within the team.

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