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Get ready for the Cavanal Farmers Market coming in June Featured

Written by  Monday, 27 February 2017 00:09
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If you want fresh produce and local home grown vegetables, then come out to the Cavanal Farmers Market.

 

The Cavanal Farmers Market will start Saturday June 3, 2017 and will run every Saturday until Oct until October 28, 2017.

 

If interested in becoming a vendor contact Mark Hale at the Knothole Farms Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/knothole.farm

 

The objective of the farmer’s market is to provide a place where Arklahoma farmers, ranchers, gardeners and crafters can sell fresh produce, agricultural products and handmade items directly to consumer.

 

The Cavanal Farmers' Market will be located next to Spider Webb John Deere Dealership at 28966 205th Ave, Poteau, OK.

The Cavanal Farmers Market is place where Arklahoma farmers, ranchers, gardeners and crafters can sell fresh produce, agricultural products and handmade items directly to consumers.

 

Knothole Farm is located in Cameron, they are one of the area’s best local growers.

They grow and sell fresh quality produce that is pesticide-herbicide free.

 

According to the USGA, Farmers markets are an integral part of the urban/farm linkage and have continued to rise in popularity, mostly due to the growing consumer interest in obtaining fresh products directly from the farm.

 

Farmers markets allow consumers to have access to locally grown, farm fresh produce, enables farmers the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with their customers, and cultivate consumer loyalty with the farmers who grows the produce.

 

Direct marketing of farm products through farmer’s markets continues to be an important sales outlet for agricultural producers nationwide. As of mid-2011, there were 7,175 farmer’s markets operating throughout the U.S. This is a 17 percent increase from 2010.

 

Who Benefits From Farmers Markets?

Small and Medium-sized Producers - Farmers markets are often the first point of entry into the marketplace for small and medium-sized producers. Farmers markets help small and medium-sized producers incubate their businesses, develop and test new product lines, obtain better prices for high-value product than alternative distribution channels, and obtain a reliable source of farm income.

 

Consumers - Farmers markets allow consumers to have access to locally-produced, healthful farm-fresh food, to develop face-to-face relationships with the farmers who grow the food, and the opportunity to contribute directly to local farm viability.

 

The Community - Farmers markets often serve as an integral part of creating robust local economies, thriving neighborhoods and vibrant civic design plans. They also provide easier access to fresh, healthful food in communities where access to fresh, nutritious food may be otherwise limited.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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