The Jim Thorpe Farmers Market is set to reopen on June 19th, 2010. The market runs every Saturday from 9:00am- 12:00pm in Memorial Park, E. 10th street on the East Side of Jim Thorpe (over the bridge).
Local Food is Fresher & More Nutritious. How long have those green beans been sitting on the shelf at the grocery store? What about those peppers? Research has proven that the vitamins and nutrients in produce begin to break down as soon as it is picked. Fresh produce from the farmers market is second only to picking produce straight from your own back yard.
Open Land is Precious. Here in Pennsylvania, we’ve watched as farm after farm has vanished in the name of progress. Some of the most fertile lands around have been turned into housing developments, industrial complexes, and strip malls. When you support local farmers, you’re protecting the scenic landscape for which Pennsylvania is known.
Local Food is Safer. Local food doesn’t mingle in large factories. It is grown on a small scale right near the market, minimizing health risks caused by contamination (Remember the spinach outbreak? The constant beef recalls?)
Local Food is Better for the Environment. Buying your produce at the farmers market uses far less non-renewable resources like oil. Think of all the fuel it takes to truck in lettuce from California, or to fly in plums from Peru!
The market is currently accepting donations, volunteers, more farmers, musicians, and community organizations for our community table for the upcoming season.
For more information, please email Bob at email@example.com