community farmers market
Our community is fortunate to have a local farmers market here in Desert Ridge on High Street. If you haven’t shopped there before, consider the many advantages of patronizing our local merchants.
Farmers markets have gained popularity in the last few years as more and more consumers have come to enjoy the very fresh, locally grown produce, baked goods, eggs, dairy products, poultry and meats they offer. Farmers markets provide other benefits as well—to shoppers and local economies, as well as to the environment. Locally grown produce requires less fossil fuel to transport, which reduces pollution and noise, and less packaging—thus, less trash—than what is found in most supermarkets. And more often than not, farmers markets offer organically grown or pesticide-free produce, which is better for the environment as well as better for consumers’ health.
Farmers markets also stimulate local economies by providing a secure place for small-scale local producers to sell their products, and a regular cash flow to local farmers. And when local farmers and producers prosper, they are better able to support other types of local businesses. Some retailers adjacent to farmers markets have seen an increase in their own sales by as much as 30 percent on market days.
Another advantage to having a farmers market in our community is the social interaction between our community residents, as well as between neighbors. We encourage you to support the High Street Farmers Market, because without your support and patronage there would not be a community market in Desert Ridge.