Farmers Market opens, seeks new vendors

Friday, July 3, 2009

The Marshall County Farmers Market would like to invite anyone interested in being a vendor at the Market this season to join in. If you think just because you don't have a farm you can't participate as a vendor you're wrong. A small garden that is all you need.

Locally grown food tastes better. Food grown in your own community has usually been picked within the past day or two. It's crisp, sweet, and loaded with flavor. Several studies have shown that the average distance food travels from farm to plate is 1,500 miles. In a week-long delay from harvest to dinner plate, sugars turn to starches, plant cells shrink, and produce loses its vitality.

Come out and help support your local small farmers and your local economy. The more we support each other the faster we will all recover. And there's nothing like fresh produce, plants and other items. It's great to know how your food was produced and who is behind all that hard work.

Join us at the Farmer's Market, across the street from Rock Creek Park on Farmington Road. The market is open on Fridays from 6 a.m. to noon and - new for this year - Tuesdays from noon to 6 p.m. For more information you may contact Linda Mulliniks by e-mail at or by phone at 359-1279.