With Summer officially underway in the Spokane/CDA area during a pandemic, food supplies are a little sketchy, many events cancelled, lockdowns are easing up in phases. You may find yourself having a bit of whiplash trying to figure out fun things to do. As I sit here on Memorial Day weekend contemplating this topic, Farmers Markets come to mind.
What better way to get out into some fresh air, and support our local businesses that have been harshly impacted by recent events. You can find some of the freshest, organic produce grown locally. You can find amazing baked goods, flowers for your flower gardens, local honey, and countless other goods. You might even get a local band providing entertainment while you shop.
Here are just a few reasons why you should support your local Farmers Markets:
Know Where Your Food Comes From
You have the opportunity to meet and speak with the vendors directly to understand how the goods are produced - straight from the source.
Taste Real Flavors
The fruits and vegetables are the freshest available - no shipping, no distribution, no excessive storage, no preservatives - the food is as real as it gets.
Protect the Environment
Food in the United States travels an average of 1500 miles before it is purchased. This contributes to pollution and trash with the special packaging used during transport. Food at the Farmers Market has much less travel time and is usually grown using methods that minimuze negative impacts on the environment.
Connect With Your Community
It is a far better experience to get some fresh air while strolling through the outdoor stands and kiosks at a Farmers Market than to push a cart through a grocery store with harsh artificial lighting and bad music. The Farmers Market is a place to bring your family, meet friends, and enjoy the community around you.
There are several Farmers Markets around the area. No matter where you live, you should be able to find one in your neck of the woods. You might even find a hand made mask out there!
To see a list of Farmers Markets in the Spokane Area, Click:
To see a list of Farmers Markets in the Coeur d’Alene area, Click
Of course, another fun way to spend time might be finding your new lake cabin, or trading a larger home for something more simple and with less maintenance. If those scenarios are on your radar, I am always happy to help you make the right move. Call, text, or email me today!