A concept that started small not that many years ago has blossomed into a full-fledged enterprise. Yes, I’m speaking about the growth and popularity of the Farm Market. Now there are more than 190 in the state and as we approach the month of August, there are ample opportunities to celebrate the freshness movement.
Governor McDonnell has declared the first week of the month, August 1-7 as Virginia Farm Market Week. Coinciding with this special week, you can submit a farm market photo or gather your purchases into an appetizing shot. There are four prize categories to help you decide what to submit.
If you have been meaning to try out a new farm market, here’s a golden opportunity. The state has over 47,000 farms with over 90% owned and operated by individuals or families. Helping the farmer by purchasing from a farm market helps all of us maintain the high quality of local products. If you needed an excuse, this designated week should simplify your decisions.
Celebrate the farmer and the many delicious foods you can purchase locally.