By Traci Brosch, skyfarmersmarket.com
Thursday, April 4th, 2013 1:00 PM CST
Greetings to all of you wonderful foodies out there! Spring has officially arrived and we are getting ready for the beginning season of the SKY Farmer’s Market.
With opening week just around the corner, Saturday April 6th, mark the date on your calendars and get ready for some fresh fruits and veggies.
Your favorite farmers will be there as well as a few new additions. All in all there are 38 members of the SKY FARMERS MARKET that represent 12 counties. These are some of the best the region has to offer when it comes to quality of produce, diversity in offerings and creativity in hand crafted artisan creations.
Personally I am looking forward to decorating with fresh flowers and a natural bowl of fresh salad ingredients. Filling a platter full with farm fresh beets carrots and potatoes on the kitchen island always adds a great conversation starter to a party.
It never fails how some guest will notice the beautiful aromatic fragrance the produce gives. During the winter not so much…maybe the fruits and veggies bought during that season don’t smell as much because of the thousands of miles they traveled to get to my table (Maybe the transport truck smells really good)
This year will be a SPECIAL year for the SKY Farmers Market. We are celebrating the 10th Anniversary! Can you believe it? 10 years. My, how time flies when you’re having fun.
Every year the farmer’s market has grown and changed but it has never compromised on its integrity or quality. In fact some things just get better with age and you can certainly look at our wonderful market and see that is true.
Something you might not have seen last year was the 2,000 lbs of produce that was given to local charities after the market closed on Saturdays. Personally I wondered what happened to all of the beautiful carrots, potatoes and squash after the 12oçlock hour.
Thanks to the incredible insight and consideration of the leadership of the SKY Farmers Market there were several local people and families in need who benefitted from the philanthropy of your local farmers. This year will be no different.
These wonderful men and women who you have the pleasure of meeting face to face each week not only work hard to bring you the best their land has to offer but they ensure that there is a minimum of waste and the bounty is spread as far as possible to reach as many as possible.
To be honest, that has to be one of the reasons the food from our SKY Farmers Market tastes so good… the love that is put into growing, the careful thought into transport and the beautiful presentation… these all contribute to the quality produce and products.