The middle of August has come round far too quickly, which leads me to write about our Rocky Mount Farmers Market once again. “Farm to table” is the concept of purchasing locally grown food directly from the source. The term comes from the idea that the less time and fewer hands it takes for the food to get from the farm to the table, the fresher, more environmentally sensitive and community minded it is. This can include growing your own vegetable garden. Rocky Mount is fortunate to have a thriving Farmers Market where we can buy local produce, take it home, prepare it, and declare ourselves farm to table participants.
Farm-to-table is a phrase that can mean different things. At its heart, however, farm-to-table means that the food on the table came directly from a specific farm. Sometimes the table is actually at the farm and cooks or chefs prepare and serve the food there. Other times the use of farm-to-table emphasizes a direct relationship between a farm and a restaurant or store. It can also refer more loosely to farmers markets, CSAs, and other venues where people can buy food directly from growers.
If you know of any farm to table restaurants or other venues in our area, PLEASE leave the information in the REPLY section below. I’ll be sure to write about them. Promoting ‘farm to table’ is good for the Rocky Mount Farmers Market, for the community, and encourages all of us to eat healthy.
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Excellent article by Stepheny. I live downtown and have walked to the Farmer’s Market; however, it is a long walk. Why is there no Farmer’s Market Downtown? Even one pickup truck with fruits and vegetables for sale would be appreciated. Hilarie