Farmers Market week begins Aug. 3

first_imgLatest Stories Print Article Email the author Sponsored Content Published 10:45 pm Thursday, July 31, 2014 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared August 3 through 9 “National Farmers Market Week” and USDA will celebrate the nation’s thousands of farmers markets, farmers who make them possible and the communities that host them.Vilsack said farmers markets play a key role in developing local and regional food systems that support family farms and help grow rural economies. Farmers markets bring communities together, connecting cities with the farms that support them and provide Americans across the country with fresh, healthy food, he saidAlabama can boast of 160 farmers markets and the Pike County Farmers Market has a proud tradition of offering locally grown produce to residents three times a week beginning in the early summer and continuing through the autumn harvest season.Cliff Boutwell, Pike County Farmers Market manager, said although the weather has slowed production of summer fruits and vegetables, the local farmers market still has fresh produce available at good prices. Next UpThe Pike County Farmers Market opens at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and at 7 a.m. on Saturdays in the back parking lot of First United Methodist Church in Troy.Boutwell said those who received Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers are encouraged to use them. The vouchers expire in mid-November. The number of vouchers issued depends on the number redeemed so it’s important that the vouchers are used each harvest season, he said.Don Wambles, administrator of the Alabama Farmers Market Authority, said nothing has been planned statewide in conjunction with “National Farmers Market Week” but individual markets may have special promotions or events planned.“Everybody is still excited about the availability of fresh, locally-grown produce,” Wambles said. “There continues to be a very strong movement to eat healthy and what better way to eat healthy than with fresh fruits and vegetables. The Alabama Farmers Market Authority continues to add farmers markets as the trend continues to buy fresh and buy local.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Farmers Market week begins Aug. 3 By The Penny Hoarder Wambles said many people don’t understand that, in Alabama, the same crops that are available locally in the early summer are available in the fall with the addition of pumpkins, turnips, collards and satsumas.“Of course, we won’t have satsumas in Pike County but they can be brought up from Houston, Henry and Baldwin and Mobile counties. And, we’ll have our peanuts and pecans to add to the local markets.” You Might Like Ranni the Raccoon at home on Azalea Court (PHOTOS) MESSENGER PHOTO | JAINE TREADWELLPatricia Ann Jackson has befriended a raccoon at Azalea Court. Ranni the Raccoon and Jackson have… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more