|Ochs Fruit Farm|
How does shopping at a farmers market help my local economy?
Farmers markets generate business, and business creates jobs. A 2011 Economic Research Service report found that fruit and vegetable farms selling into local and regional markets employ 13 fulltime workers per $1 million in revenue earned, for a total of 61,000 jobs in 2008. Comparatively, fruit and vegetable farms that are not selling locally employed only three full-time workers per $1 million in revenue.
Farmers markets also bring business to neighboring stores and communities where the market is located. Spending money at farmers markets keeps your money in circulation within the local community, preserving and creating local jobs. This is very different from many major grocery stores where a large percentage of sales leave the community, and possibly even the state or the region.
Support your farmers, artisans, and your community at the Bexley Farmers' Market!
Our vendors for Thursday, September 13th include:
GoldenLife Dog Food
SaraBee Pure Honey
Oink Moo Cluck
Sunny Meadows Flower Farm
Shagbark Seed & Mill
Dan the Baker
Ochs Fruit Farm
Speckled Hen Farm
Sweet Thing Gourmet
Ohio Farm Direct
Lucky Cat Bakery
Wayward Seed Farm
Chuck Evan's Montezuma Brand Sauces and Salsa
Join us every Thursday, May through October from 4:00-7:00PM!
Bexley Farmers' Market
2111 East Main Street
Bexley, Ohio 43209
For more information, or questions related to any of our services, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you at the market!
Information from FarmersMarketCoalition.org.