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Rural Block Party

May 28, 2017

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Your local farmers market is akin to a rural block party. It is not only an opportunity to shop for locally grown produce, it is an event. In small town USA, a stroll through the market, is reunion time with family and friends, an opportunity to socialize, and enjoy your community. Your favorite vendors know just what you like, and they always have time to chat.

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      On Saturday mornings, you will find me picking up my weekly supply of farm fresh bacon and eggs. Farm fresh, means yummy! It also means helping your neighbor, and local farms. However, if you think the farmers market only offers produce, it is time you headed to the farmers market nearest you. I think you will be surprised at what you find.

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Can you say, “YUM!” These delicious looking treats are also gluten and dairy free.

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Plants to help you get started with your own garden.

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Local honey, the very best sweetener.

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Fresh juice!!

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Flavored syrup is heaven for your pancakes, made from locally tapped tress.

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Sweets from trees

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Local chefs, temping your taste buds.

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Cooking demonstrations with locally grown, in-season, produce.

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Education

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Arts and Crafts

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Entertainment

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Friends out for a stroll

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The Humane Society (They even had a pig seeking adoption)

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French desserts!!!

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Meeting up with your favorite people! My granddaughter Elliana

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And of course veggies…

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and more veggies

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Don’t forget your fresh bacon. (this may be a little too fresh)

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And absolutely, take your time, enjoy yourself, and don’t forget to smell the flowers!

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Elliana has learned early that the best food is grown locally.

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http://kokomofarmersmarket.com/

http://www.farmersmarketonline.com/fm/Indiana.htm

     If you enjoy a touch of the good ole days, delicious food, neighborly fellowship, and being involved in your community, then a trip to your famers market is a must. Google the market nearest you.

photos by Debbie and Anna Spence

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One Comment leave one →
  1. May 31, 2017 3:31 pm

    I love this post yummy you have me hankering for farmers market. I have not been in so long. blessings your fellow TW 🙂

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