Farmers Markets Create Community Connections

From Colors NW Magazine

Farmers Markets Create Community Connections

by Nicole Kidder

Throughout much of the world, village markets not only play a crucial role in economic development, but they are also the social center of daily life. Although they do not play as important of a role in much of the developed world, farmers markets do provide a sense of connection to the communities that we live in.

Step inside the plaza of a local farmers market and you will find a wealth of information, from cooking demonstrations by master chefs to gardening advice to samples of rich seasonal foods. These family-friendly neighborhood markets offer live music, children’s activities and a variety of crafts from vendors representing their local and ethnic cultures. Most importantly, farmers markets link rural and urban populations, creating a direct relationship with the state’s agricultural system.

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