Reasons to Shop at Your Local Farmers Market
There is more to shopping at your local farmers markets than buying local. Although this is an excellent attribute to supporting your local farmers markets, a study conducted by the University of Iowa indicates that when we hand over the cash for our coveted and local Cherokee Purples (a fabulous tomato), we are engaged in a lot more than shopping for food.
“The surprise is that there really are a variety of reasons why people go to the farmers market,” said study coauthor Ion Vasi (University of Iowa). Those reasons go beyond the improved freshness and taste of a higher-quality product. In jargon-heavy academia, farmers markets fit into what theorists call “moralized markets.” In common parlance, we might say we’re shopping our values, or, put more politically, voting with our dollar. - The Reasons Why We Shop at Farmers Markets Are Bigger Than Local Food, By: Sarah McColl, for TakePart
Check out the rest of this interesting article to learn more about shopping at your local farmers market!
See you at market!
Our vendors for Wednesday, September 9th include:
Hirsch Fruit Farm
Ohio Farm Direct
Oink Moo Cluck
Roaming Goat Coffee Company
SaraBee Pure Honey
The Brown and Blond Bakery
Join us every Wednesday, May through September from 3:30-6:30PM!
Dublin Farmers' Market at Oakland Nursery
4261 West Dublin Granville Road
Dublin, Ohio 43017
For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you at the market!