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LANARK FARMERS MARKET
TUESDAYS 4pm - 7pm
June 14 - October 18
rain or shine (under pavilions)
Lanark City Park - 200 block of W. Claremont St.

 

The Lanark Farmers Market offers (when available):

  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Fresh Fruits
  • Fresh Beef, Pork, Poultry
  • Herbs
  • Eggs
  • Honey
  • Baked Goods
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Home & Garden Decor
  • Gently used books
  • Plants
  • Cut & Dried Flowers
  • … & More

Plus, the VFW and American Legion will have the "Mess Hall" lunch wagon at the market to sell meals. So you do not have to rush home for supper. Bring the family to the market instead.

Live local entertainment will be provided most weeks.

Buying local is beneficial because:

  • it prevents outbreaks like E. coli because farmers need not pay attention to packing, shipping, and shelf life, and can instead select crops to ensure peak freshness, nutrition, and taste. food has longer to ripen. food is grown seasonally, meaning it tastes better, is more abundant, is less expensive, and has more of the phytonutrients that fight off diseases and promote general well-being.
  • it is safer and healthier. Even non-organic small farms are less aggressive than large factory farms about spraying their crops with chemicals. an average dinner travels 1500 miles to reach your table. Buying locally prevents the use of that fuel.
  • when a farmer is producing food that doesn’t have to travel as far, will have a shorter shelf-life, and does not have a high yield –demand, the farmer is free to try small crops of various unique fruits or vegetables that would probably not make it to a large supermarket, where they want only brand-name foods. Thus, there is more variety.  

Why Shop at a Farmers Market?

Farmers markets are beneficial for the following reasons:

  • When you buy directly from local farmers, your dollars stay within your community and strengthen the local economy.
  • As mergers in the food industry have increased, the portion of your food dollar paid to farmers has decreased. Vegetable farmers earn only 21 of your dollar; the other 79 goes to pay for marketing, distribution, and other costs. In a farmers market, more than 90 of every dollar you spend goes to the farmer, thus preserving farming as a livelihood and preserving farmland.
  • You give those with local open - space farms and pastures an economic reason to stay open and undeveloped.

Have you been to the Lanark Farmers Market?

If you have been to our market, please take a moment to give it a review on one or more of the following site:




 
 

 

 
 

Demographics sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 census
2008, Errantwolf Productions
Last update: 06/02/2011
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