Gone to Market
Kudos to Founders June Russell on her Leadership Northwest Project – Gone to Market!
June and her team members have created a passbook promoting Farmers’ Markets in Litchfield County.
Visit any of the participating Farmers’ Markets in the 2013 season and have your passbook stamped during your visit. Passbooks are available at all the markets – just ask one of the vendors! Once you have completed the entry form by obtaining 8 stamps, submit your form to one of the vendors at your local market. Each market will draw a winner on 9/15/2013 awarding a $25 credit to their market.
Participating are markets in the following towns: Cornwall, Goshen, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Milford, Norfolk, Thomaston, Torrington, Watertown and Winsted.
The intent of the Leadership Team is to educate people regarding the many benefits of shopping locally. Supporting local farmers markets strengthens our community by helping the local economy and our families. A large percent of the money spent at markets stays in the area. Local food is more nutritious, studies show how quickly produce loses nutritional value once harvested and some food can travel up to 1500 miles before it reaches our supermarkets. “Know where your food comes from and who is growing it.”
At many markets, there are a variety of resources and information: tastings, recipes from chefs, information and suggestions on what to do with an overabundance of products – e.g., canning, oven roasting potatoes, etc.
To learn more about “Gone to Market” visit the Leadership Northwest table at the NW CT Chamber of Commerce Home and Business Expo on April 6th and April 7th Location: Torrington Armory, 153 So. Main St. Torrington, CT 06790. Project members include Kim Hanson, Amber Perez, Vee Phonvichith and June Russell.
No Farms…No Food!! Support your local farmer and enjoy the fruits of their labor!
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