Farmers markets a worthwhile stop

As vendors finished setting up, they were the first to make their rounds and buy some fresh produce, cheese and baked goods for breakfast. Then, over the next five hours, it seemed as though most of the community showed up.

A woman sitting in the band shell played folk and blues tunes, laying the perfect soundtrack for a day at the market.

Locals came by for a croissant and a conversation. The newspaper publisher stopped for fresh vegetables while taking her puppy for a walk. A mortgage broker ran across the grass after buying a dozen eggs. Teenagers cradled bunches of flowers in their arms. Artists, musicians, retirees, state workers, not-for-profit employees, small business owners, people from all walks of life were there, as were tourists, seasonal residents and boaters docking at the Lake Flower behind the tents.

This was a snapshot of the community at its finest. Flowers, cheese, produce and baked goods seemed to sell the best.

We guarantee this: The farmers market will make you smile. Grab a fresh sunflower. Eat a cheese and apple danish. Stick a moose-shaped maple sugar lollipop in your mouth. Stop by one in your community this week, and you’ll see what we mean.

Introduce yourself, find out where the food comes from, and make some new friends.

Learn more about farmers markets in the Adirondack region online at www.adirondackharvest.com.

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