Travis Adkins again, our Farmers Market has been a fun and exciting start to this farming season. Our farmers love coming out and swapping stories on how to better each others crop, what crops they like best, etc. Our market allows our farmers to sale any locally grown produce they have grown on their farms. The market has helped our farmers to raise more money for their farms, has let them interact with other farmers to swap stories, make new friends and new buyers. Our market isn’t only a market, its also a place for everyone to gather, talk and have a good time. I really enjoying hearing about everyone’s gardens and how their crops are coming along. Our market is also a Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) certified market. Which allows some of our farmers who have had the up to date training to accept SFMNP checks that we can distribute out to our seniors in our county. Our market is open every Saturday from 9 in the morning to 12 noon. The dates are from June 2nd through October 27th. Come on out and enjoy what the farmers have to offer.
For the past few months we have been working on building our cold storage room. We now have the building built, but working on installing/building the cold room inside of our building. Big thanks to Red Bird Missions Work Camp for the time, labor and support in helping us to get this project finished. We are excited to see the final cold storage room complete and up and running. Our cold storage room is being built for our farmers to use when they don’t sale all of their produce at the farmers market so they can store what they have left for the next Farmer Market to increase the shelf life of their produce.