ONE VERY DELICIOUS WAY TO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FARMERS
One way that we as consumers can help out in our local areas is to shop for produce at Farmers' Markets. Our area is lucky in that we have them spread all around our city. There is a very special one just around the corner from where we live and WOW can you tell the difference in his produce vs what you will find at the grocery store. He is in Cordova, Tn just off Macon on C Street before you hit Sanga Road. Each year his business has grown larger. He has a Facebook page and Instagram where he puts up his pictures and weekly menus of what is available.
Note: There is a very kind young man who carries those heavy melons out to your car trunk!
It is located on a little side street so that parking is easy on both sides of the street. They have bags or you can bring your own recyclable bags. Over the years that he has been open, his marketing ideas have grown with the business. Such as having hours posted on FB as to opening late due to rain, putting up more shaded canopies for customers (as well as for those working the stands - hey, it is HOT out there)!
We go weekly and once we went on a Thursday and went back on Saturday for more tomatoes. He is open Thursday - Saturday and definitely has a steady business. (9-6 Thurs.-Fri. and Sat. 9 till sold out) When we walk up it is hard not to let our eyes do the shopping without thinking that there are only two of us and what will we eat before it goes bad. That is my only warning. Take a look at some of his produce: