Nothin’ like some real good fresh local food to make a soggy Saturday a lot better. Despite the rainfall, there were a lot of people out at the Franklin Farmers Market this past weekend looking for local food fresh from the farm.
We can’t say that we blame them – some people think this is the best time of the year to buy local produce from our farmers, because you still get a nice bit of summer produce, but the cold weather veggies are starting to come into season too. It’s the best of both worlds for your taste buds. Visit our market photos from this past Saturday’s market to see what fresh local food we currently have at market.
This upcoming Saturday at the FFM is a big one, as scarecrows take over the market, making it a great day for kids. It’s the Invasion of the Scarecrows and with the scarecrows comes a big pumpkin patch for the kids, face painting and the Perfect Pumpkin Painting booth. And the best part is, it’s all free! Plus, there’s a special guest at the scarecrow invasion this year – Paulette, the miniature donkey will be dressed for the occasion and ready to visit with the kids. It’s all happening at the Invasion of the Scarecrows, October 18th at the Franklin Farmers Market.
November is just around the corner and with it, chillier temperatures. But it’s no big deal to our farmers. Thanks to hoop houses and row covers, they are able to extend seasons in the fall for some summer produce and start growing veggies in the spring a lot sooner. Plus the row covers help to protect plants from frost and cold temperatures. And of course, there are some vegetables that like cooler temperatures better than hot ones. That’s why the Franklin Farmers Market is a year-round market. Just because summer is over with, it doesn’t mean that we’re done too. The FFM’s winter market begins in November and hours will be 8am until noon each Saturday.