As the summer comes to a close, we all have to say a sorrowful goodbye to farmer’s markets across the county. Thankfully, there is one final day to enjoy the fruits as well as the metaphoric fruits of our local farmers’ labors. On September 8th, starting at 8am and ending at 1pm, there will be a final farmer’s market at the Carroll County Agricultural Center in Westminster, Maryland.
Celebrate Harvest Weekend in Westminster
Though it may be nice to welcome in the cooler temperatures, saying goodbye to local produce is going to be hard on all of us. During the final market day, there will be 50 vendors in attendance selling fall crafts, local produce, eggs, farm fresh meats, flowers, and home baked goods.
In addition to these offerings, breakfast and lunch will also be served.
Go Beyond the Usual Farmer’s Market Fare
Along with the usual produce and food items, there will also be some art for sale at the Carroll County Farmers’ Market. TaraFly’s cat-related art is a big hit and if you’re interested in more of her work, you can check out her kickstarter here.
You may also find skin care products, aromatherapy products, bead artists, hand crafted pottery, and beautifully crafted fabric products. If you’re looking for seasonal decorations, you will not be disappointed.
Come Back for the Fall Celebration in October!
Just because September 8th is the last day of the farmers’ market doesn’t mean that you don’t have a reason to come back. The Annual Carroll County Fall Fest will be held on October 6th, 2018.
To ring in the autumn season, enjoy a plethora of home goods, delicious food items, and mums of every color. You’ll find special fall items like pumpkins and other gourds, bunched corn stalks, thanksgiving centerpieces, wreaths, and much more!
There are only two weeks of the Carroll County Farmers Market left for the summer season! Come on out tomorrow and get some beautiful Mums from Briar ridge farm, or other flowers, produce, eggs, meat, and other wonderful goodies from our other vendors! We'll be there from 8-1 at the Ag center! #shoplocal #buylocal #flowers #vegetables #fruits #ccfm #farmersmarkets #summer #season #supportlocal
Shop Local and Reap the Benefits
One of the best things about shopping locally is that you know exactly where your food is coming from. You can meet face to face with the people responsible for the nutrients that go into your body and that is no small feat.
Not only that, but when you invest in your local economy, the benefits stretch beyond just getting great products. You’re also supporting your neighbors, which leads to a stronger sense of community, and more opportunities for everyone involved. At the end of the day, it’s a win-win.