EARNED RUNS 2017 VACATION: SATURDAY FARMER’S MARKETS
NATIONAL FARMERS MARKET WEEK is the first full week of August (August 6 to12, 2017) according to NationalDayCalendar.com, which indicates the week was founded by the Farmer’s Market Coalition. The organization’s website has resources for markets wishing to celebrate.
The LocalHarvest.org website informs visitors that “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.” It helps shoppers locate nearby markets in all 50 states.
For many, Saturday mornings are traditionally reserved for buying fresh produce, meats, cheeses, breads, and other home goods brought to the city by local farmers and artisans. It seems like most modern markets are closed at least one day of the week, but Saturday is not that day. It’s the day that draws crowds of visitors if it’s well known, who wish to see the sights and marvel at the color, freshness, novelty, or variety of products being sold.
Large urban markets (see links below to some) that furnish foods to local restaurants year-round may be permanent indoor structures that expand in better weather months to include covered outdoor stalls selling seasonal items that may include flowers and landscape plants. Those that were established decades earlier may have historical or architectural significance and are regular tourist stops.
Consider visiting a farmer’s market near your vacation location or home. It’s sure to have a different vibe in the summer than other seasons. Possibly there will be special activities or deals this week.
RUN AND VACATION HAPPY!
https://www.easternmarket.com (Detroit's Eastern Market)
http://www.cleveland.com/west-side-market/ (Cleveland’s West Side Market)
http://pikeplacemarket.org (Seattle's Pike Place Market)
http://www.farmersmarketla.com (Los Angeles' Original Farmers Market )
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