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.
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.