By Frank Taylor
Winston County Self Help Cooperative is supporting local farmers and farmers’ markets by aggregating opportunities for consumers to purchase fresh and
locally grown vegetables.
Winston County Self Help Cooperative participated in Winston County’s Farmers Market on last Thursday and we had a fantastic time broadcasting and interviewing customers.
The common theme chimed repetitiously by consumers was eye appealing and delicious looking vegetables according to customer Towana Hickman.
Hickman said, “I cherish this opportunity of talking with producers and learning about their farming methods to improve my family health through the consumption of locally grown vegetables”.
Dorothy Nicholson Harper, Market’s Manager said “most vendors use all natural methods in planting and maintaining their vegetable farms to curtail chemical treatments.
Winston County Self Help Cooperative appreciates the vendors for supporting Winston County’s Farmers Market with freshness, quality and superb vegetables weekly”.
Janice Eichelberger Hopkins, Co-Manager indicated several reasons why families should support local farmers markets. “Local food is fresher and tastes better than food shipped long distances from other states or countries. Local farmers can offer produce varieties bred for taste and freshness rather than for shipping and long shelf life. You will strengthen your local economy by buying local food keeps your dollars circulating in your community.
Getting to know the farmers who grow your food builds relationships based on understanding and trust, the foundation of strong communities. We have vendors who provides add valued items including greens beans, pickled squash, pepper sauce and others tasteful productions. We have one vendor who sells homemade cakes, apples pies and other desserts”.
The Winston County’s Farmers Market is a family event; therefore, we are inviting your entire family and friends to participate on Thursdays (4 to 6pm) in the Louisville Coliseum’s parking lot across from Louisville High School. If you are interested in participating as a vendor contact Dorothy 662-312-8004 or Janice 662-705-2019.
See you at the market to help save Winston County.
“We are encouraging Mississippians to participate in local farmers markets and tell a local farmer thanks for providing your family with quality and affordable vegetables. You can locate markets in your area at this link http://www.farmersmarketonline.com/fm/Mississippi.htm”
Persons can listen to farmers’ market radio broadcast from this link http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ savingruralamerica/2014/07/10/sra-live-at-the-winston-county-farmers-market
Visit the website wcshc.com.