Farmers Growing Beautiful Winter Produce

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Christmas and Fresh Local Food bring smiles!

You could not have asked for a better day at the Franklin Farmers Market – the sun was shining bright, smiling faces were all over the place and the holiday spirit was in the air. Our farmers brought lots of Carrots, Collards, winter greens, Brussels sprouts, mixed lettuces, potatoes and other winter vegetables to the FFM last Saturday to help create perfect holiday meals. The fresh baked rolls and sweet decorated holiday cookies, muffins and homemade candies were popular too and why not?. After all, Santa (not to mention the little “elves” at home) loves cookies and other sweet treats. Beautiful jewelry, woodwork and other artisan crafts were being picked up by last minute gift shoppers too. But one of the best things at the market was all of the smiles and chatter going on. Conversations with the farmers and artisans or talking with neighbors and friends who were also at the market; enjoying a cup of hot apple cider or coffee and smiling while munching on a warm sweet donut. We’ll say it again – you could not have asked for a better day at the market!

winter produce

Winter Produce from Beaverdam Creek Farm

local carrots

Fresh Sweet Carrots from Beaverdam Creek Farm

local potatoes

local potatoes from Kirkview Farm

delvin farms brussels sprouts

Delvin Farms brussels sprouts

organic collards

Organic collards from Delvin Farms

fresh eggs

Fresh eggs and herbs from Bloomsbury Farm

local radishes

Locally grown radishes

bear creek ribeye

Bear Creek Farm Ribeye’s

Winter officially began yesterday, on December 21st. At least 3 more cold months are ahead of us. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t see your favorite farmers every Saturday. The market will be open this Saturday, December 27th from 8am until noon. You’ll always find seasonal produce at the FFM, along with meats from local farms, dairy and baked goods too. But when the new year begins, our farmers get to sleep a little later. The hours for the winter season of the Franklin Farmers Market will change on January 3rd. The market will open at 9am and close at noon.

Whole Filet Mignon

Whole Filet Mignon’s from Triple L Ranch

hatcher milk

Fresh Hatcher Family Dairy milk

fresh baked bread

Fresh baked bread from Flying S Farm

river cottage ground beef

River Cottage Farm ground beef

We like to snap photos every Saturday at the Franklin Farmers Market. Good food, smiles and little kids make great pictures. In the FFM photo gallery, you can see the year in review, with photos from every Saturday at the market for 2014. From food, people and events, there are lots of photos of what happens at the FFM. Take a look and get ready to smile!

winter greens

winter greens are now in large supply

local cabbage

Beautiful local cabbage from Kirkview Farm

mixed lettuces

Lettuce Mix from Pilgrims Produce

lcoal collards

Organically grown local collards from Delvin Farms

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