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LANARK FARMERS MARKET
TUESDAYS 4pm - 7pm
June 14 - October 18
rain or shine (under
Lanark City Park - 200 block of W. Claremont St.
The Lanark Farmers Market offers (when available):
- Fresh Vegetables
- Fresh Fruits
- Fresh Beef, Pork, Poultry
- Baked Goods
- Arts and Crafts
- Home & Garden Decor
- Gently used books
- 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.
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
- 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
Have you been to the Lanark
If you have been to our market, please take a moment to give it a
review on one or more of the following site: