Top 10 Farmers Market Favorites!
Top 10 Farmers Market Favorites
Farmers markets are more than just a place to buy the freshest fruits, vegetables, meats, and bread. They are a place to have fun and enjoy time with your local community. ONIE team members love to visit and shop at farmers markets!
Here are our top 10 favorite reasons!
You can wear whatever you want!
There is no dress code at the farmers market. Sport your favorite t-shirt with well-loved shorts, workout clothes, lawn and garden gear, sundress, or Sunday best! The farmers market is a place where all are welcome!
Farmers markets are family friendly!
Kids can have a lot of fun at the farmers market. Many markets even encourage families to come together with designated kid play areas or hands-on kid activities! Many 4-H clubs, agriculture extension center representatives, and other local organizations come to the market to host workshops! Stay updated by following your farmers market on Facebook and/or Instagram!
Live performances by local artists!
Many farmers markets host special events such as local performers to create a fun, festival-like environment for you and your family. Markets will promote these events along with what produce you can expect at the market on their social media pages.
Practice your photography skills!
Produce found at farmers markets are picture perfect! Be sure to ask the farmers if you and your family can take photos of their beautiful produce and post it on social media.
Meet the farmers!
Unlike grocery stores, farmers markets provide the opportunity to meet the farmers who plant, grow and harvest your food. They are friendly and very knowledgeable about their produce. They can give you helpful tips on how to store or prepare their items. Looking for a recipe? Just ask!
Children learn about food from farm to market!
Farmers markets provide children with a great opportunity to learn about where their food comes from. Farmers love to talk about their produce and how they tend for it in the fields!
Get more bang for your buck!
Farmers markets save Oklahoma families money because fresh produce sold at farmers markets is TAX FREE! Many farmers markets in Oklahoma also accept SNAP and Senior benefits. Some participate in Double Up Oklahoma. Click here for a complete list. of SNAP accepting markets.
Support your local economy!
When you purchase farmers market produce, you are supporting your local economy! The money you spend at the farmers market goes directly to the farmer, which in-turn they use in the same local community to continue their work. It is a healthy cycle of money that builds communities!
Produce lasts longer!
The products purchased at farmers markets last so much longer because they were truly picked the day/night before market! You can always tell this when you look at the stem and still see green. Use helpful tips from growers to make it last even longer!
Taste the difference!
Farmers market produce is grown with Oklahoma sun, soil and love. Once you have an Oklahoma tomato you will be able to taste the difference from store bought tomatoes that have traveled hundreds of miles.
The ONIE Project