You Are What You Eat, Did You Eat Today? Hug Your Farmer!
Who doesn’t love biting into a fresh, crisp apple? How about cracking open some fresh, free range eggs for your family’s breakfast? Farmers Markets not only provide you with fresh and delicious variety, they provide you with the peace of mind that what you’re feeding yourself, your family and your friends is nutritious.
Rain pings your window, the sky is dark and the air is cold. You’re still half asleep but you roll out of bed and onto the land to start your chores. This is the life of the farmer who wakes up at the break of dawn to start a hard day’s labour, why? They do it for YOU. Show your appreciation today, visit your local farmers’ market and give your farmer a BIG’OL HUG.
What makes farmers’ markets so special for you? They provide direct contact and feedback between customers and producers, so you can be sure how your vegetables are grown and meat produced. They improve yours and your loved one’s diet and nutrition by providing access to fresh food and educating the consumer about the production and origin of their food. The environment loves the reduced packaging benefit of farmers’ markets and the market’s encouragement of more environmentally friendly production practices, such as organic or pesticide free farming. Social interaction is regenerated in rural communities, towns, cities and urban communities. Local economic development is stimulated by increased employment, which encourages consumers to support local businesses, and this keeps the money within the local economy. Farmers’ markets not only provide a healthier you, but a healthier planet as well. Don’t you think your farmer deserves a hug? Yes!