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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sixty Second Secrets: Farmers Markets!



Today on Sixty-Second Secrets for Gardening Success: Farmers Markets!


Farmers Markets are a quintessential part of summer. Farmers markets provide an integral link for communities and local agriculture to come together to provide high quality direct-to-consumer marketing which strengthens local economies.
To help you enjoy and maximize your time at the markets this summer, here are a few helpful tips:
·       Some farmers markets accept SNAP and WIC as a form of payment. Check with your local market or vendors to determine what methods of payments they accept.
·       Shop early for best selection.
·       Wear sunscreen.
·       For items that need to be kept cool, bring an insulated bag or ice cooler.
·       Bring reusable bags, and your camera! There are plenty of good photo opportunities at your local market.
·       Take the time to get to know your local vendors. They may offer more than what they sell at the market.
·       Ask the vendors for ideas and try something new every week, you may discover your new favorite dish.
For more information on farmers markets, contact your local CSU Extension Office or visit

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