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Local farmers are finding a wider market for their products. Many customers come for the freshness and flavor of locally grown goods.
The market also is appealing for its novelty produce, such as no heat jalape heirloom garlic or purple potatoes, and wider selection. For example, Steele is growing seven varieties of squash.
I started 15 years ago, 80 percent of our customers were people who were 50 or older. Now they are about 20 percent. The majority are people with young families. These younger ones are learning how to cook and learning about what they are putting in their mouths, Steele said.
Fresh produce from area growers plus much more will be available when the Northside Farmers Market, better known as the Abilene Farmers Market or Abilene Area Farmers Market, opens Saturday. to noon, or sellout, until the first freeze in the fall. Cash is recommended, with only a couple of the vendors accepting debit payments, said John Steele with the market.
Nonfood items also will be available, such as candles, soap, flowers, shrubs and other plants.
And, new this year because of recent changes in state laws will be some vendors selling baked and canned goods. Previously such items had to be prepared in commercial kitchens, which was cost prohibitive, Steele said.
percent of the stuff the guys picked the day before, so it fresh not even off the vine 24 hours, Steele said.
The harsh winter, late freezes and recent high winds have taken a toll on this year early plantings, so the market may have only six to eight vendors on opening day, Steele said.
much more. The area peach trees also may make fruit, Steele said.
Vegetables that will be available initially will include onions, squash, zucchini, turnips and greens. In the weeks to follow there will be tomatoes, corn, potatoes, peppers, okra, cantaloupe, watermelon plus Shoulder Bag Prada
getting ready to replant cucumbers for the third time, he said.
Usually only a couple of Men Prada Wallet the vendors are certified organic growers, according to federal standards, which is a five year process, Steele said. But most vendors use few or no chemicals or pesticides, and customers are welcome to talk with them to learn more about their practices.
interest in their food sources, he said.
As the season progresses, the number of sellers will be as many as 20 on a given market day, Steele said.
honey, eggs, cheese, beef, pork, Tilapia and other goods grown and/or raised within a 150 mile radius of Abilene. Most of the vendors are within 75 miles of the city, Steele said.
In recent years food safety scares involving E. coli bacteria, Salmonella and other deadly microorganisms have prompted consumers to take a greater Nylon Prada Bag
Local farmers market to open Saturday for the season
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