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Shop locally at Huron Farmers Market

Area farmers and local merchants are joining forces every Thursday in an effort to encourage area residents to buy locally.
Amanda Amsel
Aug 14, 2013

Huron Parks and Recreation Department will be supporting this cause by hosting the First Federal Farmer’s Market from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm on Thursday, August 15, Thursday, August 22 and Thursday, August 29 at the Huron Boat Basin.

“It is really a great event because local farmers bring their fresh fruits and vegetables and sell them directly at the market,” said Allison Ontko, Huron resident and farmer’s market shopper. “You get way better quality than you would get at the grocery store at a fraction of the cost.”

Want to Go?
 

WHAT: First Federal Farmer’s Market

WHEN: 3:30 pm-6:30 pm Thursday, August 15, August 22 and August 29

WHERE: Huron Boast Basin  

COST: Free

INFO: www.cityofhuron.org/huron/parks-and-recreation-community-events.html

The fresh produce also does not have the preservatives and chemicals that most grocery store produce has, making it healthier and tastier for you.

“Coming to the market also supports the local economy,” Ontko said. “Instead of going to Meijer to buy your groceries, go to the farmer’s market and support a local Huron farmer.”

Some of the produce that is sold at the market includes fresh corn, peaches, strawberries, green beans, tomatoes and potatoes. There is even some organic produce on-hand for the extra health conscious shopper.

Baked goods and other merchandise from area vendors is also on sale at the event. Usually the sale price of items is a few dollars.

“I save a lot of money shopping at the farmer’s market,” Ontko said. “I also get very nice, refreshing meals out of everything I purchase there.”

The local farmer’s market is the perfect place to bring your children to teach them about the importance of agriculture and supporting the local economy.

The First Federal Farmer’s Market is always looking for new vendors, so if you are interested in selling your produce or want to attend the market, visit www.cityofhuron.org/huron/parks-and-recreation-community-events.html.