Buy Local at Farmers Market = Supporting Small Farms & Eating Healthy!



Busa Farms beautiful array
of fresh, local produce
I stole away from the office for 45 minutes this afternoon to visit the Lexington Farmers' Market which was an absolute delight!  Not only is this weekly farmers' market in my backyard, I am happy to see it was named Boston Magazine's Best Farmers Market of 2010.  I've gone occasionally over the past three years after embarking on this healthy journey and have come away at different times with bags full of wonderful fresh produce, fresh herbs and flowers, home baked breads, and many other goodies from the 30+ vendors. 

Today was my first visit of the 2011 season and I purchased delicious local raspberries, romaine lettuce, and fresh sweet corn from Busa Farms (Lexington Rd., Concord, MA), picked-this-morning bouquet of thee most fragrant lavender from The Herb Farmacy in Salisbury, and cukes from Rad Urban Farmers (who brought his produce to market on a bike and grows it in his own backyard! Pretty darn cool!).  Oh, and tomatoes - gorgeous ones - from Charlton Orchard (Charlton, MA).


Beautiful flower and lavender bouquets
from The HERB FARMacy
If you're anywhere near the Lexington area, I urge you to check out this wonderful local farmers' market where you're inspired to buy healthy, wholesome foods and at reasonable farm-to-table pricing!  I am a huge proponent of buying local to support farmers having grown up in a very rural, agricultural county in upstate New York.  I know how hard it is to eek a living from the land while being a farmer and feel it is so important to support local farmers whenever I can.  The Lexington Farmers' Market gives me the opportunity to show that support weekly! 

Additionally, I noticed today the Farmers' Market is sponsored in part by Joyce Murphy, a local Lexington Realtor at William Raveis Realty, who is absolutely the ideal real estate agent! I first met Joyce when I moved to Lexington 20 years ago this week! She knows more about the Lexington area than anyone I have since met and I couldn't possibly recommend her more highly! : )


 
Enticing herbs from the HERB FARMacy
The Lexington Farmers' Market is open Tuesdays from May through October from 2-6:30pm and is located on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue (Mass Ave to locals *grin*) and Woburn Streets in Lexington Center.


Rad Urban Farmers' stand of backyard grown veggies :)
"The first farmer was the first man. All historic nobility rests on the possession and use of land." Ralph Waldo Emerson



"Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization." Daniel Webster


Fresh, local corn from 'up the road a piece'
at Busa Farms in Concord, Mass.

Lexington Farmers' Market, Tuesdays thru October
Dream. Believe. Achieve!
Jan / HealthyLoserGal 

2 comments:

Dede July 22, 2011 at 11:13 AM  

So wish that I had the luxury of being off weekends to shop at the farmers markets!
I love fresh produce as well as supporting our local farmers!

marathonsweetheart.com August 2, 2011 at 11:40 PM  

How sweet - that video at the end! Love is your motivation! I bet your son is so happy and proud of you. :-)