Do you have sticker shock from the produce prices in your local grocery store? Are you looking for a fun family oriented event to take your kids to? If you answered yes, then you need to check out the Hall County Farmers Market.
The Hall County Farmers Market provides North Georgia farmers with a place to sell their produce. It runs from May through October. It is open Tuesdays from 6 AM to sellout, and on Saturdays from 7 AM to 12 PM. There are two covered areas where you can stroll through the aisles, searching out the best produce. A wide variety of vendors come out to hawk their goods. From fresh breads to fresh veggies, you’ll find all your needs are met in one convenient place.
Supporting your local farmers is an excellent way to support your local economy, and in these economic times, that is such an important thing. Where would you rather have your money go: halfway around the world, or into your local community?
But perhaps more importantly, you will benefit from shopping at the Hall County Farmers Market. When you buy there, you’re buying locally grown veggies, which means they are in season. In season veggies taste much better than what you find in your grocery store’s produce section. Do this experiment: go buy a tomato from the grocery store, and then go buy a tomato from the farmers market, and do a taste test. I guarantee you, the farmers market tomato will completely surpass the grocery store variety.
Another great benefit is that buying from a farmers market is much cheaper than buying from a grocery store. Many times, the vendors will even throw in a recipe, or a veggie or two that they’d like you to try, free of charge. When’s the last time that happened to you at the grocery store?
If you’ve got kids, bring them on out. Most farmers love to discuss growing things, and they’d be happy to share their knowledge with the next generation of farmers. The kids will have so much fun looking at all the fruits and veggies that they might not even realize they’re getting an education too!
So, the next time you run out of potatoes or peaches, give the Hall County Farmers Market a try. You’ll be helping yourself, your wallet, and your community.