Lake Erie West Farmers Markets

This is NOT a list of single-owner produce stands or market stores that are open four to seven days a week and have their own building.

Wikipedia : Farmers Market :

Farmers' markets are usually held out-of-doors, in public spaces, where farmers can sell produce to the public. [F]armers' markets allow farmers to pick produce at the peak of flavor, preserve the nutritional content of fresh produce, and since locally-grown produce does not travel as far to get to your table, the difference in mileage saves fossil fuels.

Farmers' markets often feature produce grown naturally or organically, meats that are raised humanely on pasture, handmade farmstead cheeses, eggs and poultry from free-range fowl, as well as heirloom produce and heritage breeds of meat and fowl.

Wholesale prices farmers get for their produce are very low, often near the cost of production. Farmers who sell direct to the public without going through a middle man get a better price. It can be shown that the preservation of farmland is important for the health of the environment and water supply. According to the American Farmland Trust, sustainable and managed farms conserve soil and clean water and provide a habitat for wildlife.

What's in season?

Fresh/Seasonal Local Food Map - Use an interactive mapping tool to learn what types of fruits and vegetables are in season for our area for each month of the growing season.

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