It is that time of year again to enjoy all the local fresh and delicious produce available at the farmers market! Tomorrow (Saturday, June 1st) come on out to the city park area in downtown Blue Ridge where you will see a variety of tents set up full of homemade items and produce. Any local vendor who grows vegetables and plants, or who has made baked goods or crafts, can join the market! Vendor market space is $3.00 per space. Hours for the market are Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Why do people enjoy farmers markets so much? I believe there are several reasons but first of all, I know I get a good feeling when I know I am supporting a local! I also know that their produce is generally very fresh and going to taste extra delicious. Many times you save money because you are not having to go through the middle man. One thing I admire is all the crafty and innovative people that come up with unique items for sale that may be hard to find in a store.
Come experience farmers market shopping if you never have before~ I think you will enjoy the variety of items to choose from and get that same great feeling of supporting local shopping! Whether you live here or are just visiting, it is a great experience.