It’s that time of year again where we all get together to celebrate what makes this country so great! The celebration is in the air and you can feel it everywhere. This 4th of July, make sure you stop by Market in the Valley for some fresh produce from your local farmers, for your outdoor celebration with family and friends.
Celebrating our country’s independence is so important. There are many ways to celebrate, but celebration often starts at home with family and friends which can be done in the form of a picnic or celebration cookout on your deck! Whether you choose to spend time outdoors or indoors this Independence Day, it’s important that we all make time to celebrate and remember the sacrifices that so many make to keep us free.
Did you know that Farmers Markets have been around for much longer than July fourth? In 1806 President Thomas Jefferson authorized an Act of Congress making it illegal for anyone but those with an “insufficient quantity of corn” to sell or barter the product. This is where farmers’ markets originated from, as a way for those with enough produce to unload their surplus at little cost.
Community is such an important part of the Independence Day celebration. Whether you travel to a lakeside cabin or go to your community celebration, take a moment this year to appreciate the people, young and old that make up our great nation. Honor those who have served this country and those who serve you.
Farmers markets offer opportunities in your community to support local businesses for your celebrations. As you know by now, Farmers markets are a great place to stock up on fresh produce, support local farmers, and maybe even find something you didn’t know existed but now can’t wait to try out (seriously, there are all kinds of stuff at the market).
Whether you are looking for something to throw on the grill, mix up in salad or side dish, or garnish a refreshing beverage, Market in the Valley is sure to have options that fit your menu. But remember it, not just food that makes a good BBQ, sauces, spices, and decorations will also leave an impression on you and your guests. So be sure to stop in early and find that special something. The Farmers Market is the perfect place this Independence Day to find everything you need for your celebration!
This year takes on a new meaning, It’s a celebration for all of us.
Happy 4th of July everyone!
Vendors at the Market this Week
Here’s a list of the businesses at the market: