Farmer's Market Info.
County Farmers Market 2007
“Taste The Spice Of Life – Variety”
Coffee County Farmers Market is open now!
Every Tuesday, Friday & Saturday
From 7:00AM until 10:30AM
Coffee County Farmers Market
Downtown Enterprise @ The Depot
(across the train tracks on Conner Street)
To contact us:
Community Service Coordinator
The City of Enterprise and the Coffee County Extension System have joined together to establish the "Coffee County Farmers Market".
The primary focus of the market is to support our local farmers and provide a location where they can sell their fresh fruits and vegetables. The community is able to purchase the "freshest ever" produce for their families and support our farmers. This creates a "Win-Win" situation between the farmers and the community.
The Farmers Market is also a great place where you can meet with family and friends and talk to our farmers. Visit and shop at the same time! Find out how and when they grow their different varieties of fruit and vegetables. They may even share their favorite recipe with you!
Come on out to support our farmers and have fun!!
What you can find at the Coffee County Farmers Market in Enterprise?
The finest and freshest locally grown produce, homemade goods, flowers, plants, herbs, honey, beeswax products, boiled peanuts, arts and crafts and much more!
9 Good Reasons To Shop
The Farmers Market
1. Taste Real Flavors
The fruits and vegetables you buy at the Farmers Market are the freshest and tastiest available. Fruits are allowed to ripen in the fields and brought directly to you – no long-distance shipping, no gassing to simulate the ripening process, no sitting for weeks in storage. This food is as real as it gets – food fresh from the farm.
2. Enjoy The Season
The food you buy at the Farmers Market is seasonal. It is fresh and delicious and reflects the truest flavors. Shopping and cooking from the Farmers Market helps you to reconnect with the cycles of nature in our region. As you look forward to asparagus in spring, savor sweet corn in summer, or bake pumpkin pies in autumn, you reconnect with the earth, the weather, and the turning of the seasons.
3. Support Family Farmers
Family farmers are becoming increasingly rare as large agribusiness farms and ranches steadily take over food production in the U.S. mall family farms have a hard time competing in the food marketplace. Buying directly from farmers gives them a better return for their produce and gives them a fighting chance in today’s globalized economy.
4. Protect The Enviorment
Food in the U.S. travels an average of 1500 miles to get to your place. All this shipping uses large amounts of natural resources (especially fossil fuels), contributes greatly to pollution and creates excess trash with extra packaging. Conventional agriculture also uses many more resources than sustainable agriculture and pollutes water, land and air with toxic agricultural by-products. Food at the Farmers Market is transported shorter distances and grown using methods that minimize the impact on the earth.
5. Nourish Yourself
Much food found in grocery stores is highly processed. The fresh produce you do find is often grown using pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, and genetic modification. In many cases it has been irradiated, waxed, or gassed in transit. All of theses practices have potentially damaging effects on the health of those who eat these foods. In contrast, most food found at the Farmers Market is minimally processed, and many of our farmers go to great length to grow the most nutritious produce possible by building their soil’s fertility and giving their crops the nutrients they need to flourish in the ground and nourish those who eat them.
6. Discover The Spice Of Life: Variety
At the Farmers market you find an amazing array of produce that you don’t see in your supermarket. It is a wonderful opportunity to experience first hand the diversity (and biodiversity) of our planet, both cultivated and wild!
7. Know Where Your Food Comes From
A regular trip to the Farmers Market is one of the best ways to reconnect with where your food comes from. Farmers themselves sell their produce at the farm stands. Meeting and talking to farmers is a great opportunity to learn more about how food is grown, where it is grown, when it is grown, and why! Our farmers work hard to bring you the most delicious and nutritious food around.
8. Learn Cooking Tips, Recipies and Meal Ideas
Few grocery store cashiers or produce stockers will give you tips on how to cook the ingredients you buy, but farmers at the Farmers Market are often passionate cooks with plenty of free advice about how to cook the foods they are selling. They give you ideas for what to have for lunch/dinner and hand out recipes.
9. Connect With Your Community
Wouldn’t you rather stroll around at the Farmers Market and buy your fresh produce on a sunny day than roll you cart around a grocery store with artificial lights and piped in music? Coming to the Farmers market makes shopping a pleasure rather than a chore. The Farmers Market is a community gathering place – a place to meet up with your friends, bring your children, or just get a taste of small-town life in a wonderful big city.
(the Article -although not all shown here - was taken from www.cuesa.org)