Farmer’s markets are a great way to support the local community and bring people together. Here at Spragg’s, we love participating in the Calgary Farmers’ Market each week. We see many of the same friendly faces, which has allowed us the opportunity to form excellent relationships with our customers. But that’s just one of the reasons we love farmer’s markets, here are 10 more:
Local farmers and producers supply fruit, veggies, and meat. It’s not out of the ordinary to buy produce that has been picked the very same morning you bought it, and at Spragg’s our fresh pork products are processed and delivered each week.
Organic and Free Range
Many farmers offer food that is both pesticide and chemical-free. At Spragg’s, our pigs roam free and are well exercised on a daily basis.
Local farmers produce brightly coloured fruits and vegetables, which are more nutrient rich than their supermarket counterparts.
You already know that our meat is delicious and savoury, but fruits and veggies found at farmer’s markets are also ripe, tender, and taste incredibly fresh.
Vendors offer true farm to table pricing, especially if you’re shopping in season.
Better For the Environment
By shopping locally, we reduce our carbon footprint by creating less fossil fuels. When food doesn’t travel as far, less gas and refrigerant is consumed.
Supports the Local Economy
Keeping farmers in business leads to job creation in your local economy. Supporting your local farmers and producers means supporting your local community members – everyone benefits!
Most people want to know where their food comes from. Many farmers form great relationships with customers, and in doing so, they are able to better serve the local community.
By eating foods that are grown seasonally, your overall health will improve. Seasonal=fresh, not packaged and processed.
Farmer’s markets offer numerous choices from many different vendors. You can grab three different types of tomatoes within 10 feet of each other!
Why do you love shopping at the farmer’s market? Do you have a favourite vendor?
You can find us at the Calgary Farmers’ Market every Thursday through Sunday from 9AM - 5PM.