The Rocky Mount Farmers Market – A Multilayered Asset

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Farmer markets are primary assets in a community’s revitalization. Thriving markets strengthen not only local economies and community identity, but they also have positive impacts on people’s health and nutrition.  The Rocky Mount Farmers Market is an asset we can be proud of that lends itself to the stability of the community.

From savoring produce at the peak of freshness to meeting the people who grow your food, there are countless reasons to enjoy the Rocky Mount Farmers Market. The fruits and vegetables you buy there are the freshest and tastiest available. Just being there makes me feel connected to the earth, the weather, and the turning of the year. The RMFM has become a community hub—a place where we meet up with friends, can bring our children, buy a beautiful bouquet of fresh cut flowers.

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You’re doing a great thing when you support the family farmers at the RMFM, now that large agribusiness dominates food production in the U.S.  Small 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. While wandering through the RMFM, remember, we are connected to something larger than ourselves that has great consequences. The season is well underway, don’t delay, treat yourself and family to this multilayered asset in our community.

Here is the link to the official site of the RMFM. It has a Youtube video of  some of the farmers talking  about the things they grow and bring to the market.

 

 

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About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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2 Responses to The Rocky Mount Farmers Market – A Multilayered Asset

  1. David Lewis says:

    I was raised in the very area where the Farmer’s Market now resides though I am far removed, down in Florida.. About 60 years ago, when I was small, there was a precursor known as the “Curb Market”. The building was an open sided affair that was later converted to the Community Ministries shelter on McDonald Street. On Friday afternoons I would go with my mother to buy some fresh veggies and homemade butter.Fresh tomatoes, butter beans,and fresh corn were always highlights. There was a sprinkling of baked goods and fresh fruit in season. There was never a huge number of vendors but it was always a nice atmosphere. It is great to hear of all that is taking place there now.

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    • David, I’m grateful to you for this comment you have written about the “Curb Market.” You would approve of today’s version. Please continue to add your memories to my Main Street Rocky Mount posts when you find something that jogs your memory. Your remarks today add so much to this post. THANK YOU!

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