A farmers market is a public assembly of farmers or representatives selling directly to local consumers, food and goods, which they have produced, prepared and labored over. Farmers markets support family farms and preserve America’s rural landscape.
The Center for Rural Health Practice has formed a partnership with Bradford Farmers Market to create an awareness of nutrients from locally grown produce and promote the consumption of such locally grown produce. The Bradford Farmers’ Market is sponsored by Bradford’s Downtown Business District Authority, which was started more than 15 years ago. This year’s vendors bring their locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, preserves, handcrafted items, plants, herbs, local maple syrup, honey and much more to the market.
Farmers markets vary in size and shape, strengthen communities and stimulate local economies. The produce and goods available generally represent the agricultural region, from vegetables, fruits, to baked goods, jellies and jams, to locally made crafts. Purchasing as much as you can from your community’s farmers market is the simplest way to show your support.