The temperature is rising, the sun is shining, and farmers markets are starting back up again!
This time of year brings so many wonderful things, and farmers markets are one of them. Not only do they make fresh, local food available to everyone, but they allow us to connect with our community in a unique and meaningful way.
Shopping at your local farmers market is a win-win-win situation. You benefit from the one-of-a-kind creations and local produce, while the farmers and crafters involved in the market increase their exposure within the community and get paid for their hard work.
What You Can Get From Farmers Markets
Fresh produce awaits! The food that you purchase from farmers markets is less processed and is full of vitamins and nutrients. You can usually find fruits and vegetables, freshly baked goods, high-quality meat or dairy products, and even flowers and herbs.
Food isn’t the only thing waiting for you at your local farmers market. They are a great place to find completely unique pieces of art, furniture, quilts, and so many other crafts and creations. These products are often well-made and purchasing them can be more environmentally friendly and sustainable than online shopping or going to a big-box store. As mentioned above, these creations are often one-of-a-kind, which means you’ll be one of the few people in the world to have them!
Enjoying fresh produce and special art is only one benefit of visiting a farmers market. Making connections with the vendors at farmers markets also strengthens the community and helps form new friendships.
A community that supports each other is a community that thrives. You can economically support your local sellers, and they can support you with both their products and their knowledge. Need advice on how to make your tomatoes grow? Just ask the local produce vendor!
Local Farmers Market
To support local shopping this season, Stanwood Farmers Market, located right behind the Stanwood Police Station, will be open every Friday from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. starting June 4th and going through October 8th. You may also visit the Camano Island Farmers Market at the Camano Commons every Tuesday from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. whose season starts in June and goes through September. These farmers markets are welcoming vendors from all over Washington this summer, so the public of the Stanwood and Camano Island areas can experience bustling and lively markets full of the freshest, most sustainable, and most unique products.
Connect with your community and support your local farmers and artists. Make the farmers market a new part of your Summer routine!