Happy National Farmers’ Market Week!

Aloha FarmLovers!

Happy National Farmers’ Market Week!

 

This is as good a time as any to share your love for all your favorite market vendors with a few friends! So call up your best buds and spent some time supporting your local growers this week. And, enjoy these Farmers’ Market Facts, courtesy of the Farmers’ Market Coalition… of which we are a proud member!

  • Direct marketing farmers experience lower rates of farm business failure or bankruptcy than growers who sell exclusively wholesale. Growers selling locally create thirteen full time farm operator jobs per $1 million in revenue earned. Those that do not sell locally create only three.
  • According to the USDA, of the $3 billion in direct to-consumer sales in 2015, on-farm stores and farmers markets accounted for $2 billion, or 67 percent.
  • The American Fitness Index includes the number of farmers markets per capita as a factor contributing to community health, using it as an indicator for community members’ access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, if Americans boosted their average daily consumption of fruits and vegetables by just one additional portion per day, it would save America more than $2.7 trillion in healthcare costs. Farmers markets offer shoppers the freshest, most flavorful fruits and vegetables in America
  • 81% of direct marketing farmers incorporate cover crops, reduced tillage, on-site composting, and other soil health practices into their operations. 75% of direct marketing farmers use practices at or above USDA Organic standards according to the American Farmland Trust.

When & Where to find us this week:

Hale‘iwa/Thurs/2-6. Pearlridge/Sat/8-Noon. Kaka‘ako/Sat/8-Noon. KailuaTown/ Sun/8:30-Noon. Learn more

At The Markets:

EAT FRESH!

Follow our FarmLovers Pinterest pages, for these and many more recipes using fresh, local ingredients! Click each photo to be directed to recipes.

Seared Tuna Salad with Wasabi Butter Sauce

A Simple Avocado Salad

Chocolate Cobbler

SEE YOU ON THE MARKET AISLES!